Weekend Edition June 22, 2007
Vol. 45, No. 1
An edition of The Beaches Leader
Jenna Goldman shows her
hula-hoop skills Tuesday at
a teen luau in Ponte Vedra
Beach. See A-3.
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Coffee brewed the old-fash-
ioned way gets high marks
for flavor and gentleness on
the stomach. See B-8.
A casualty of divorce, Clancy
was rescued at the age of 3,
later becoming a therapy
dog at Wolfson Children's
Hospital. See Pet Tales, B-7.
A UNF graduate describes
the ups and downs of filming
surfers at work and play. See
Surf Culture, A-12.
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Fallen Army medic has Beaches ties
by JOHNNY WOODHOUSE
Army Sgt. Darren Hubbell
was nearly 20 years older
than many of the soldiers he
He was someone younger
troops looked up to.
Old enough, in fact, to be
the father of a 19-year-old
son now serving in Iraq.
Now the son who followed
his father into combat is in
Sgt. Hubbell, 38, and three
other soldiers, died
Wednesday in Iraq when
their convoy was struck by a
A combat medic with the
Army's 3rd Infantry Division
and a veteran of the first Gulf
War, Sgt. Hubbell was on his
photo by KATHY HARTUAN
Robert Ford takes the first cut Thursday in what will
become a work of art. The DeLand, Fla., artist cut silhou-
ettes from photos and live models at Village Arts in
Sawgrass Village, Ponte Vedra Beach.
Budget cuts spare
Council on Aging
by DAVID M. LEVIN
While St. Johns County's
Office of Budget and
Management continues to
trim a final $4.4 million
from the proposed $713 mil-
lion budget, the head of at
least one nonprofit group
expressed confidence that
her organization will not be
immediately hurt by cuts.
S "I am not living in fear,"
Cathy Brown, executive
director of the St. Johns
County Council on Aging,
said in a telephone inter-
view this week.
"I know that we will find a
way. This county will not let
down the most vulnerable."
Dawn Cardenas, budget
analyst for St. Johns County,
said the state tax cuts, will
affect St. Johns County just
as the budget office had
The county's revenue
shortage of $24.4 million
was anticipated, and the
county already had cut 520
million from the budget
before Florida legislators
began their special tax ses-
sion June 12.
On June 15, the Florida
Legislature, approved cuts in
property taxes that are esti-
mated to save the average
taxpayer $200 per year. The
savings over the next five
years are estimated at a total
$15 billion to Florida prop-
The tax cut does not
reduce school taxes.
"There have not been any
changes to the budget" since
the tax cuts were approved,
Cardenas said in a telephone
"Right now we are clear-
ing up the requested budget
by the county. We are mak-
ing sure all requests by the
See COA, A-3
third tour of duty in Iraq.
His father and grandmoth-
er are longtime Beaches resi-
"My son was in the initial
invasion of Iraq and his
brigade was one of the first to
take over Baghdad," Gary
Hubbell of Jacksonville
Beach recalled Thursday.
"He liked the military. It
was in his blood."
Sgt. Hubbell was a
Jacksonville native who
attended San Pablo and
Jacksonville Beach elemen-
tary schools at the Beaches
before graduating from Lee
High in 1986.
He initially served six years
in the Army, and then re-
upped in 2000 to become an
Sgt. Hubbell's grandfather,
former Jacksonville Beach
resident Clifford Hubbell,
was a World War II veteran
who served with the 5th
Army Division in Europe.
"When Darren first went
into the Army, my husband
wrote to him all the time and
always encouraged him," Sgt.
See SOLDIER, A-3
Author offers advice on
do-it-y ourself costumes
Gentlemen, start your glue guns!
The author of a book on making costumes
from common materials is set to speak at 10
a.m. Saturday at the Ponte Vedra Beach
Holly Cleeland, whose interest in cos- ..f
tumes began when her mother was a .'
designer for the stars, will bring along
copies of her 2004 book, "Glue & Go
Costumes for Kids."
The step-by-step, illustrated book
explains how to take things such as plas-
tic plates and cups, cardboard, newspa-
per, aluminum foil and paint and cre-
ate a plate of spaghetti, a basket of
flowers, a lemonade stand and 25
other not-so-common costumes.
This is the world of wonder i
where plastic Easter eggs become a
monster's eyeballs, carved and paint-
ed milk jugs look like giant tulip
petals and Styrofoam packing
popcorn turns into well, pop-
corn, but in a box nearly 3 feet ,.
Materials lists, vary from
eight items for a snowflake to 28
items for "Lollipops and Sugar .
Sticks." Steps in construction vary
from six (black widow spider) to 24 "
("Frankenstein's Monster"). ." ,
Cleeland grew up in Burbank, Calif.,
the youngest of five children whose
mother, Aiden Cleeland, designed cos-
tumes for television and movie stars,f
according to the book.
She began creating costumes for family
members and friends? and in high school she made
money by painting T-shirts, designing holiday store
windows and doing portraits.
In 1988, Cleeland started creating and selling lawn
displays under the name Lawn Cheers, which are sold
through mail-order catalogs.
She has traveled the country promoting her "Glue
& Go" book and has appeared on national television
on shows such as "The View" and "The Rose
Cleeland also will be speaking at 2 p.m.,
Saturday at the Southeast Branch of the St.
Johns County library System.
The events are sponsored by Target and the Friends of the Library
groups for the Ponte Vedra Beach and the Southeast branch libraries.
To make this corny costume, you'll need:
* 2 pieces of corrugated cardboard (24x48 inches '"
and 20x20 inches) *4
* 4 strips of cardboard, each 2x 30 inches *0
* roll of clear packing tape *
* 200 plastic souffl6 cups SC
8 oz. yellow acrylic paint
4 packs green tissue paper
3 packs yellow tissue paper
bottle of white glue
source: "Glue & Go Costumes for Kids"
Joyner receives super marks
By DAVID M. LEVIN
St. Johns County schools
Joyner received high marks,
a raise and a contract exten-
sion Tuesday by the St.
Johns County School Board.
"He has exceeded expecta-
tions across the board,"
Beverly Slough, School
Board chair, said in a tele-
Wednesday. "The highest
grade you can receive is
Board members said they
have been impressed with
Joyner's ability to lead stu-
dents, faculty and district
staff as student scores con-
tinue high on standardized
Students in St. Johns dis-
trict schools achieved high
marks on the FCAT and
Sunshine State Standards
for the 1.0th year in a row .
"What amazes me about
him is that he has a rather
unique ability to see the big
picture, but also sees the
small details as well," Slough
Board members evaluated
Joyner based on leadership,
information and analysis,
strategic quality planning,
human resource develop-
ment and management, stu-
dent performance, customer
focus and satisfaction, busi-
ness and fiscal management,
and facilities management.
In all categories, the vast
majority of evaluations. are
In his evaluation, School
Board member Bill Fehling
of Ponte Vedra Beach lauded
Joyner's leadership style and
his ability to "communicate
his vision and his goals to a
very diversified audience."
Joyner came from the
Orange County (Fla.) School
District, which, Fehling said,
was "bursting with growth"
much like St. Johns County
is going through now.
"There is no question Joe
exceeds in all areas," Fehling
wrote in his evaluation.
Because his overall grade
by the board was the highest
he could obtain, Joyner, who
began is post in July 2003,
received an additional year
on his contract.
Joyner also received a 4
percent cost of' living
increase in his salary, which
is estimated at around
$142,000, Fehling said.
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Three Sections, 26 pages
photo by CHUCK ADAMS
Liam Byers clowns around this week in showing his arts camp
shirt during summer arts camp at the Cultural Center at Ponte
Vedra Beach. Weekly camps continue through Aug. 17.
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AROUND THE BEACHES
Writer workshop set
Frank Green, who has held
fiction-writing workshops for
more than 25 years, is guest
speaker Saturday at the 10 a.m.
meeting of the Florida Writers
Association (FWA) Ponte Vedra
Members of his workshops
have published more than 40
novels, including that of best-
selling author Steve Berry. The
group will meet at the Ponte
Vedra Beach Branch Library.
In a presentation titled, "The
Structure of Story," Green will
trace fiction from the arche-
typal hero's journey to con-
temporary fiction in relation
to the narrator.
Green began his career as an
undergraduate reader for The
Sewanee Review, served in the
Air Force working for the
National Security Agency, tran-
scribed the works of Katherine
Anne Porter, and received a
master's in English in the cre-
ative writing program at the
University of Florida.
The meeting is open to
members and nonmembers.
For information, call Vic
DiGenti at 285-2258.
Northwest gets 2 roads
After three years of design,
engineering, and construction,
two new major arteries in
Northwest St. Johns County
will be officially opened at
11:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Longleaf Pine Parkway and
Veterans Parkway, formally
known as CR 244 and CR 223,
will have road signs unveiled
at that time, officially opening
the roads that have been
opened for traffic since the
Memorial Day weekend. The
ceremony will take place at the
intersection of the two new
Longleaf Pine Parkway
extends from St. Johns
Parkway to the intersection of
County Roads 210 and 16A in
the World Golf Village area.
Veterans Parkway runs
between Race Track Road and
Longleaf Pine Parkway. The
two roads were built by devel-
opers under an agreement with
St. Johns County. The public is
invited to the unveiling.
Free ladies' golf lessons
Free golf lessons by PGA pro-
fessionals Wes Tucker and Tom
Stecker will be offered to
women ages 14 and older
Wednesday at the St. Johns
Golf Club in Elkton.
In its third year, Women's
Golf Week aims to increase the
participation of women in golf
and to make learning and play-
ing golf fun in a women-
Festivities will include free
golf instruction from 5:30 p.m.
to 7 p.m. Golf clubs will be
available for beginners. For
information, visit www.play-
golfamerica.com or call Tucker,
or Stecker at 209-0350.
Support for caregivers
The St. Johns County
Council on Aging is holding a
caregiver support meeting at
2:30 p.m. Thursday at The
Players Senior Community
Center on Landrum Lane in
Ponte Vedra. The meetings are
held on fourth Thursday of
each month at the center.
These meeting are designed
to provide a supportive envi-
ronment for people coping
with similar challenges and
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provide a forum to share prob-
lems, ideas and solutions.
Those planning to attend are
asked to call 635-3039. For
more information, call Diane
Longo at 823-4815.
School board chair visits
Beverly Slough, chairwoman
of the St. Johns County School
Board, will be the featured
speaker at the Ponte Vedra
Beach Coalition Meeting at 10
a.m. Monday at the Ponte
Vedra Beach Branch Library.
Slough will speak about the
high school being built for
Ponte Vedra teens and the role
of parents and volunteerism in
the school system.
There will also be a report
and an update from the
Mickler Road/Palm Valley
Costume expert visits PV
Holly Cleeland, author of,
"Glue and Go 'Costumes for
Kids," will speak at the Ponte
Vedra Branch Library at 10
a.m. Saturday. See story, A-1.
A daughter remembers
I Carol D. O'Dell, author of
"Mothering Mother: A
Daughter's Humorous and
Heartbreaking Memoir;" will
discuss her decision of how to
care for an aging parent at a
Book. Talk Cafe at 10:30 a.m..
Tuesday at the Ponte Vedra
Beach Branch Library.
The Friends of the Library
program .offers coffee and
cookies, which typically runs
The following Book Talk
Cafe features mystery writer
Thomas Cavanaugh discussing
his latest novel, "Head
This photo from the Beaches
Museum and History Center
was taken in 1964, when
Hurricane Dora devastated
the Beaches. It is one of the
15 photos exhited at the cen-
ter, at Beach Boulevard and
4th Street North, Jacksonville
Beach, until Sept. 1. The
exhibit, "Dora the Destroyer,"
is back by popular demand
and is the third in a series
about hurricanes. The
museum is open Tuesday
through Saturday, 10 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for
adults, $4 for those 65 and,
older, $3 for ages 6-17,and;.
free for under 6. For more
information on the museum,
its exhibits and events, or
becoming a member, visit
www.bm-hc.com or call (904)
Games," on Tuesday, July 24.
For information, call Vic
DiGenti at 285-2258.
Beach cleanup Saturday
The City of Jacksonville's
Clean It Up!, Green It Up!
Division will partner with the
First Coast Chapter of the
Surfrider Foundation to observe
"International Surf Day" with
The Beach Cleanup and Surf
Session (waves permitting) will
be held on Saturday from 8 a.m.
to 11 a.m. Litter. bags and
gloves will be distributed to vol-
unteers at the following loca-
Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park,
Gate 1 (a.k.a. "The Poles")
Neptune Beach Lifeguard
Jacksonville Beach Pier
Jacksonville Beach Lifeguard
16th Avenue South in
Cleanup participants must be
at least 18 years old or accom-
panied by an adult and should
bring water and wear sturdy
footwear and sun protection.
Advance registration is not
Following the cleanup, expe-
rienced surfers are invited bring
. their own boards and enjoy the
ocean. Each location will have a
first aid kit and site captains
In addition, volunteers are
invited to attend an awards cer-
emony featuring free refresh-
ments at the Jacksonville Beach
Pier at noon. Awards will be
presented to cleanup volun-
teers, sponsors and, partner
organizations for their commit-
ment to preserving the commu-
nities' beaches. The First Coast
Chapter of the Surfrider
Foundation will also announce
the preliminary results of its
comprehensive waterI testing
For additional information
call (904) 630-3420, visit
www.coj.net, key words
"International Surf Day", or
cleanup will only be cancelled
in the event of severe weather
Yoga class for seniors
Yoga classes are being
offered at The Players Senior
Community Center starting
Monday from 10 a.m. to 11
Classes will be taught by
Alison Vitti, who has experi-
ence.working with seniors. The
first class is free, and each class
thereafter is $5. For more
information, call 635-3039.
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Soldier: Killed on his 3rd tour of duty in Iraq
Shoar gets state award
Continued from A-1
Marion Hubbell of
Jacksonville Beach, said.
"And when my husband
died, Darren took off his
medal and put it in his cas-
The "medal" Sgt. Hubbell
placed in his grandfather's
coffin in 1991 at Florida
National Cemetery was the
combat infantryman's badge
(CIB), a decoration synony-
mous with frontline soldiers.
Sgt. Hubbell went on to
earn a second CIB in Iraq,
along with the combat med-
ical badge and the air assault
When he re-enlisted at age
30, he was given his previous
In January, Sgt. Hubbell's
son, Pfc. Darren Patrick
Hubbell Jr. of the Army's
82nd Airborne Division, was
injured in a roadside bomb
attack that killed a fellow
He had been in Iraq only
Hubbell's father said his
son was apprehensive about
serving in Iraq, but stuck to
the mission at hand.
"I tried to talk him out of
going back but he said, 'Dad,
it's my job,' the elder
"He was frustrated at not
being able to shoot at peo-
ple who were trying to kill
"My money would have
been on Darren in a fire-
fight," said Sgt. Hubbell's
uncle, Kevin Hubbell, a cap-
tain with the Jacksonville
"But an IED (improvised
explosive device) is a cow-
According. to his father,
Sgt. Hubbell had remarried
in January and was living in
Metter, Ga., before being
deployed, overseas in May.
He also has a 13-year-old
daughter from a previous
"He .was a good father,"
Gary Hubbell added.
"He- served his country,
right or wrong. He was a
soldier. And that's what he
always wanted to be."
Sgt. Darren Hubbell, left,
and his son, Darren Jr.,
were both serving in Iraq
David Shoar, St. Johns County sheriff, has been named Florida
"Law Officer of the Year" by the American Legion. A member of
the American Legion and lifetime member of the Veterans of
Foreign Wars, Shoar retired as a major in 2005 after a 24-year
career in the Florida Army National Guard. He served in the
Persian Gulf during the first Gulf War and around Florida during
several emergencies. Shoar will accept the award next month at
the Legion's state conference in Orlando, where he will be a fea-
Martin museum opening
by LIZA MITCHELL Ho
What started six years
ago as a dream is finally a
reality for the stewards of Fi
African American history
in Jacksonville Beach.
The Rhoda L. Martin
Cultural Heritage Center will
officially open' to the public at
10 a.m. Saturday at 376 4th
Street South with a special per-
formance by the Community
A private showing will be
conducted from 6:30 p.m. to 8
p.m. today for city officials and
other dignitaries who con-
tributed to the preservation
"It's a way of saying we,
appreciate the individuals'who
gave support to the museum,"
said Walter Bell, president of
the Jacksonville Beach
Elementary Preservation group
that spearheaded the project in
2001. "We just want to say
The museum is located in the
original four-room school-
house founded by Mother
Rhoda L. Martin in 1939 as the
first and only schoolhouse for
black students at the Beaches.
After twice avoiding the
wrecking ball during the con-
struction of the new
iurs of operation for the Rhoda I
Martin Cultural Heritage Center
re 10 a.m. to Noon Saturday, 1C
a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday,
ridays and saturdays and 3 p.m
to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Jacksonville Beach Elementary
School at 315 10th Street, the
structure was moved to its cur-
rent site on the bed of a tractor
trailer to become the area's first
museum dedicated to African-
The project suffered a tempo-
rary setback two years ago
when a contractor left the job.
A new bid was issued and work
resumed when a new contrac-
tor came onboard last '
Brian D'Anmico of Pro Source
relied on historical photo-
graphs and other materials pro-
vided by the preservation socie-
ty to restore the building as
close to its original design as
"This is a good group of peo-
ple. It is sad what happened,"
he said in February.
"They are so ready to see this
Funding woes also slowed
the preservation effort. The
three Beaches cities contributed
to the cause and the city of
L. Jacksonville also earmarked
funding to help keep the
project on track.
Marjorie Holloway, chair
of the building committee
and Martin's great great
great granddaughter, said
there were many times along
the way that she wanted to
throw up her hands and walk
away when things looked
"I wanted to give up but as
one of her ancestors, I said 'I've
got to stick with it'," she said.
"'This is something that she
started in her kitchen. I was
bom in this community, raised
up here and I went to the
school. It's part of me. I, just
can't turn my back on it."
The 2,184-square foot school :
house-turned-museum will tea-
ture educational programs, his-
toric artifacts, elevated ramps
and an 1,100-square-foot
"It features the African
American education experience
with the principals, teachers
and students who attended the
school during the segregation
era," Bell said.
"Artifacts from that time will
help replicate the times
between 1938 and. 1970 when
the school system was fully
integrated, after a court order of
The Supreme Court in 1954
unanimously decided that
school segregation was uncon-
'titutional. The actual process
of school desegregation contin-
ued into the early 70's.
Martin founded the. first
school for colored students at
the Beaches in her home in
1924 and was instrumental in
persuading Duval County offi-
cials to build the original
Jacksonville Beach school in
Holloway said she attended
the school when it first opened
and later went on to teach ele-
mentary students at the school.
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COA: Local funds are for leverage
Continued from A-1
county departments are in the
budget," she added.
Brown said she knows there is
always the chance that her
agency and others in St. Johns
County could be affected by tax
Brown also her biggest con-
cern is that county commission-
ers may agree to "wean" non-
profits from the county's budg-
"I think the possibility has
always been out there with the
independent agencies," she said,
adding that commission Chair
Ben Rich "sees them as charities
rather than contributing to the
Brown said the county budget
includes $1.4 million for a num-
ber of nonprofits, adding that
the money is typically used as
leverage when the nonprofit
groups search for other funding,
for example, from federal
There are no current plans to
cut funding to the COA or non-
profits, Cardenas said.
She added that the general
fund will be the first to be hit by
the cuts and then the commis-
sion will decide what else will
need to be trimmed.
Brown said that in cutting
funding to nonprofit groups,
there may be consequences that
are not intended.
"If child care goes away, for
example, poor women cannot
work. Those are the unintended
consequences of this," Brown
Next year, the county will be
faced with an estimated $27.7
million in cuts in budgeting for
the 2009 fiscal year, based on
The new tax cut law provides
for a special election in early
2008, when Florida voters will
be asked whether to increase the
$25,000 homestead exemption
to $50,000 or more.
Cardenas said her office will
present a proposed budget to
the commission by July 15. The
commissioners will then make
changes before sending it back
-for more revisions.
A final budget will be present-
ed to the commission in
September. The 2008 fiscal
budget begins Oct. 1.
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Leave beach cleaner
than you found it
June 29 through July 5 has been designated "National
Clean Beaches Week."
That is according to a resolution introduced by U.S.
Senator Mel Martinez. ,
Perhaps the resolution should be amended to create a
Clean Beaches Year, though it is doubtful that a resolu-
tion will have any meaningful effect on those who care-
lessly trash the beach.
This Saturday, volunteers will gather on the beachfront
here to pick up trash left by careless beachgoers who
could not bother to pick up their own trash. (See details
in this issue). A similar cleanup is scheduled for July 5 in
the early morning to clean up the refuse left by
Independence Day celebrants.
.Typically, the cleanup crews fill dozens of bags with
trash and perform a valuable service.
It's a shame their efforts are needed, but clearly too
many beachgoers all too often trash our greatest natural
Sen. Martinez said he introduced his resolution to rec-
ognize the considerable value of beaches.
"Florida is one of the top beach destinations in the
world and we attract millions of tourists annually," said
Martinez. "This resolution draws attention to the price-
less value of the beaches of Florida and our nation, and
the need to keep our beaches safe and clean for their
recreational enjoyment, as well as the environmental
and economic value they provide.
Anyone who has visited the shoreline to take a dip in
the ocean or just enjoyed a glimpse of the sun rising over
the ocean can and should recognize the value of
Volunteers who take the time to walk the beach and
clean up after their fellow beachgoers deserve kudos.
Even those who can't tote a trash bag during a cleanup,
can resolve each time they visit the beach to leave it a. lit-
tle cleaner than they found it.
The beach is worth all our efforts.
Letters to the editor:
Too many bicyclists drive on.
the wrong side of the road
To the editor: a scary thing to make a right
I agree.with both the Ponte turn and see bicycle coming
. yedra Municipal Service .straight toward you.
District's trustees and your I come from England,
editorial (June15, 2007) that where driving on, the left is
cyclists must obey all traffic the law. When I moved here,
laws. I decided it was expedient to
Your reporting indicated drive on the right along with
that the emphasis was placed all the other cars, even
on ignoring stop signs. Of though it was not what I was
course this is dangerous,. but I used to. I'have never under-
believe you overlooked an stood why cyclists think they
even worse hazard. have their own special rules.
Many cyclists seem to for- Maybe they are all
get the most basic rule of the Anglophiles?
road. How often do we see
them cycling on the left side Janet Livermore
of the road, eveh on Third Jacksonville Beach
Street, of all places? It is truly
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Thankful for John Gorrie and his
machine that cooled the South
he question is, "What
tion has changed the
nature of Southern life most
It's one the smartest fifth-
grader couldn't answer cor-
rectly, at least without asking
somebody considerably older,
like his grandfather. More
than likely, the young sprout
has never gone without it.
The answer, of course, is air
conditioning. There it is in a
book called "Yellow Dogs,
Hushpuppies & Bluetick
Hounds: The Official
Encyclopedia of Southern
Culture Quiz Book." With a
title like that, it's got to be
And we can thank Dr. John
Gorrie, who visited his mama
in South Carolina when, he
was a boy and probably
thought about it. But it was-
n't until years later, in the
1830s, that he "began experi-
menting with mechanical
cooling in an attempt to
lower the body temperature
of malaria and .yellow fever
victims," the quiz book says.
He had ended up in
Appalachicola, Fla., studying
He died impoverished,
never able to manufacture his
cooling machine. But the
state of Florida -- knowing
that if it weren't for Gorrie's
first efforts, everybody might
have stayed in Ohio -- pre-
sented a statue of Gorrie to
the National Statuary Hall
Collection in 1914.
Actually, the first real air
conditioner wasn't invented
until 1902, according to the
book, and the South's first air
conditioning system. was
installed at the Chronicle
Cotton Mills in Belmont,
N.C., in 1906. Don't you'
know those mill workers said,
"Thank you, Lord."
My mind's on air condi-
tioning, by the way, because
we had ours worked on today.
And because the air condi-
tioning in my brother's car is
making -a funny noise, like
it's dying. And because I
drove to Royston, Ga., the
other day to pick up a friend,
Gen. Eugene. Phillips, who
asked rhetorically as we drove
home after visiting some war
memorials in 90-degree heat,
"What would we do'without
Here is a man who was an
aide to Gen. George Patton
during World War II, a man
who heard Patton cuss a blue
streak before George C. Scott
read his first movie script, a
man who has been shot at
and introduced to all the
hellishness- of war, and yet he
wonders where we'd be with-
- out air conditioning.
Well, if he and his fellow
soldiers hadn't won that war,
we Americans might be cool-
ing our heels while a dictator
decided what menial chores
we'd do today. And we proba-
bly wouldn't have. air condi-
So I am thankful this June
as summer pokes her head
I am thankful for the air
conditioner humming out-
side our house. (I'm not as
thankful as our younger
daughter, who likes some
noise while she sleeps, even if
it comes from an air condi-
tioner running when it's 57
I'm thankful for Dr. John
Gorrie, and I'm glad he got
I'm thankful for Gen.
Phillips and .all the veterans
who fought for the amenities
of freedom, including air
And I'm thankful I'm old
enough to appreciate it.
To the editor:
I know the saying "We don't
care how it's done up north"
Well maybe on this issue you
should. I graduated from highly
school in 1974 from J.P.'
Stevens H.S. In Edison, NJ.
And way back then I was
taught about "SEX EDUCA-
TION" starting in the ninth
grade going thru to my senior
year in High School. And I
called the school this morning
to find out if it is still taught
and it is. Up "NORTH" they live
in the 21 century not in the
"DARK AGES" like you do
down here. Don't you think it's
time to start to teach the chil-
dren of this state the whole
spectrum of "SEX ED" How
their bodies work and why
they get those funny feelings?
Instead of leaving it up to their
parents, who are either too
busy or really don't care or
know themselves. Don't you'
think the kids are hungry for
the information that the
teacher have to offer them?
And don't try to tell me
about the religion aspect of it
because I don't want to hear
about that!! The Churches
don't pay "PROPERTY TAXES"
and I DO.
Teens must be fully
informed these days
To the editor:
The reality of the current health statistics in
Jacksonville speak clearly for themselves. Our
Duval County teens have graduated to the #1
ranking of having .the state's highest STI (sex-
ually transmitted infections) rates!
And despite a recent decline, Duval
County's teen births continue to exceed the
state and national averages. Something is not
working to reach these kids at greatest risk.
As guardians of this community's health, we
as parents, educators and healthcare profes-
sionals need a multi-pronged attack on teen
sexual health ignorance. Abstinence is mere-
ly one important tool in equipping our teens
to make responsible healthy decisions. To
educate our kids to ONLY abstain from risky
behavior just is not good enough any more in
the face of rising teen HIV/AIDS infections.
It can now be deadly when abstinence fails.
Our teens deserve greater protection and
more information. As a community health
educator and graduate of the University of
Florida's School of Health, I have NEVER once
been taught or do teach the absurd concoc-
tion that a' past misguided letter writer says
comprises the curriculum of "comprehensive
sex education." Northeast Florida's Planned
Parenthood's multi-pronged comprehensive
sex education programming focuses on
empowering the parent to become the sex
education teacher in the home while contin-
ually dialoguing with their children, out-
reaching into the community with age appro-
priate medically accurate abstinence-based
PREVENTION health education and creating
compassionate non-judgmental affordable
access to prevention education and reproduc-
tive medical services for those who responsi-
bly choose not to abstain.
As adults guiding the positive potential of
our community's children, we must not
default in equipping our teenagers with ALL
the necessary tools, skills, values and ALL the
correct information to live a responsible
informed successful healthy life. Planned
Parenthood is proud to be a courageous part-
ner with other community agencies honestly
addressing the real health needs of our teens
in northeast Florida. Significant government
funding should go to ALL community agen-
cies that are positively addressing the needs of
Carole Ann Steiger
Planned Parenthood of Northeast Florida
by RANDALL HOLCOMBE
Floridians should say a little
prayer that Florida is spared
Mother Nature's wrath this year.
That's because Florida's citizens
will be on the hook for more of
the losses if the 2007 storm sea-
son resembles those of 2004 and
To calm angry constituents,
lawmakers with the laudable
goal of making property insur-
ance more affordable passed
some flawed legislation.
That legislation expanded the
state-run catastrophe fund that
offers reinsurance to the insur-
ance industry, and it lowered
the rates of Citizens Insurance,
the state-run property insurer,
to make them competitive with
Both changes shift the liabili-
ty for storm damage from insur-
ance companies to Florida's citi-
zens. If we had another
Hurricane Andrew or another
season like those of 2004 and
2005, we would be liable for
more of those losses.
How much? In theory, the
catastrophe .fund and Citizens
might have enough reserves to
avoid needing a bailout. In prac-
tice, however, the reserves aren't
yet adequate, so insurance cus-
tomers are already paying sur-
charges on their policies and
not just on property insurance.
Look closely when you renew
your car insurance. You'll find a
surcharge intended to build up
the state's catastrophe fund. It's
now one percent. In the event
of large losses, that surcharge
could reach 20 percent on
homeowners and auto policies.
These changes work against
the very reason that Floridians
want insurance to" begin with.
The idea of insurance is that
those who are insured pay a pre-
mium up-front, and then in the
event of a loss, the insurance
company bears the loss.
But these changes mean that
for major losses which is what
we want to insure against we
bear more of the risk ourselves.
These 'changes shift the risk
away from the insurance com-
pani p and place .;it lbacki non
Was there a better alternative,
given the fast-rising rates and
shrinking availability after the
very active 2004 and 2005 hurri-
cane seasons? Yes. Paradoxically,
relaxing regulations to allow
market pricing of insurance
would attract more insurers.
The added competition
would tend to hold rates down,
just as competition affects pric-
ing in other industries.
With goods such as cars or
groceries, producers know their
costs before setting prices.
Insurers, in contrast, must set
prices ahead of time based on
projections of the claims they
might need to pay out. Insurers
profit if property damage is low,
as in 2006. However, if storm .
damage is costly, as in 2004 and
2005, they suffer losses.
Insurance is a risky business
by definition because, in
exchange for a fixed payment
made now, the insurers bear
future risks. Because the state
can deny companies a rate hike,
insurers' ability to adjust their
rates is limited. State-mandated
rates that are too low can be
very costly because of this regu-
latory structure. That's why, par-
adoxically, a relaxation of rate
regulation can lead to lower
There's another step the state
could take to make the industry
more price competitive under
the current regulatory scheme:
It could post insurance rates on
a website in an easy-to-access
Floridians ought to able to
input their location and find
out rates charged for property
insurance as easily as they can
now compare rates on one of
those highly advertised websites
touted by auto-insurers.
Providing rate information to
Florida's insurance buyers
would go a long way toward
making the industry more com-
petitive. Because the state regu-
lates the rates, it already has the
information to make this
process easier and the industry
Instead of socializing the
insurance industry, Florida
ought to let competition play
more of a role. The same com-
petitive environment that reins
in profits and "corporate greed"
in other industries can also work
in insurance -- if we let it.
Randall G. Holcombe is a Senior
Fellow of The James Madison
Institute, a non-partisan policy cen-
ter based in Tallahassee, and DeVoe
Moore Professor of Economics at
Florida State University.
More letters to the editor:
Sex education in schools must cover the spectrum
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Margaret Nora Crowell, 43,
of Jacksonville was arrested
June 20 and charged with
grand theft in the 100 block
'of 3rd Street S., according to
a police report. Crowell was
employed as a home care
worker for an elderly client.
She admitted to stealing an
envelope containing $800 in
cash from. the victim's purse,
Auto burglary was reported
June 20 in the 1st Avenue
South end zone. The victims
told police they were on the
beach for less than 10 min-
utes with their granddaugh-
ter. When they returned to
the car they found the rear
passenger window was
smashed and a purse contain-
ing $850 in cash was missing.
Burglary to a residence was
reported June 20 in the 900
block of 16th Avenue north.
The victim awoke to find her
porch door open. She said it
appeared that someone had
slept in a recliner on the
porch and stolen the tan com-
forter that covered it.
Grand theft of a motor
vehicle was reported June 20
in the 1000 block, of 3rd
Avenue South. A blue 1999
Semi Freightliner valued at
$60,000 was stolen. The
owner parked the semi which
did not have a trailer attached
next to a friend's house at
2:30 p.m. It was missing at
5:15 a.m. The man had the
keys in his possession and
there was no glass or other
signs of forced entry in the
Auto burglary was reported
June 19 in the 900 block of
14th Avenue north. A
Kenneth Cole watch and a
Sirius radio were stolen from
the vehicle. The loss was
Burglary to a residence was
reported June 19 in the 100
block of 17th Avenue North.
A gator statue, an angel statue
and an angel fountain were
stolen from the balcony by an
unknown suspect. The victim
said she heard a noise in the
middle of the'.night but she.
did not gebtup-to investigate.,,
the source. The total'value'of"
the stolen items is $3,050.
Forgery was reported June
18 in the 1200 block of Beach
Blvd. The victim told police
that she was contacted by her
bank for leaving her check-
book behind after cashing a
$1,000 check. She said she
had not been to the bank and
later recognized the name on
the check as belonging to her
neighbor. The neighbor
denied having been at the
bank but was captured on the
James Alexander Yarbrough,
35, was arrested for burglary
and sexual battery on June 20
in the 700 block of Arlington
Road N. in Jacksonville,
according to a police report.
Burglary was reported on
June 17 in the 10 block of
Atlantic Boulevard, according
to a police report. Someone
broke into the lifeguard sta-
tion and took all the medical
equipment as well as two per-
sonally owned .surfboards,
according to the report.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH
No new reports.
Photo by STAFF
An SUV crashed into the side of a building on Monday after the driver lost control of the vehicle,
according to a police report. The driver told police he lost control of his vehicle after hitting anoth-
er vehicle and crashed into the side of the Coldwell Banker building at the intersection of Pine
Street and Atlantic Boulevard, according to the report. Police said the driver of the SUV struck
another vehicle, pushing it into the inside lane. The SUV then veered off the roadway and went
through the concrete wall of the building. A passenger in the vehicle that was hit complained of
back injuries, but no other injuries were reported at the scene, police said. They estimated
$20,000 worth of damage to the building, $10,000 worth of damage to the SUV and $5,000 in
damages to the vehicle that was hit, according to the report. The driver of the SUV was cited for
careless driving, according to the report.
photo by DAVID M. LEVIN
A fire that destroyed this car and damaged this home on Coastal
Oak Circle in Ponte Vedra Beach early Tuesday has been
labeled "suspicious," according to Jeremy Robshaw, spokesman
for St. Johns County fire services. Firefighters were called to the
site about 3 a.m., and the car fire spread to the family's garage
and attic, Robshaw said. The cause of the fire, which remains
under investigation, is considered "inconclusive but suspicious,"
Robshaw said Thursday. There were no injuries.
Joshua Anton Thompson,
19, was arrested for carrying a
concealed firearm on June 17
in the 300 block of Skate
Road, according to a police
report. An officer conducted
a traffic stop and the driver
was arrested on unrelated
charges. The officer searched
the vehicle and located an
unloaded handgun, which
belonged to one of the pas-
sengers, according to the
A 19-year-old man was
arrested for possession of 20
grams or less of cannabis, pos-
session of drug paraphernalia
and driving with a license sus-
pended or revoked on June 19
in the 100 block of Magnolia
Street, according to a police
All charges against
Christina Patricia Crofoot, 27,
who was arrested on April 3
for possession of and selling a
.controlled substance were
dropped, according to the
state attorney's office. The
office cited "improbability of
conviction" as the reason the
charges were dropped.
All charges against Jason
Douglas Cornwall, 29, who
was arrested for principal in
the first degree on April 3
were dropped, according to
the state attorney's office.
The office cited "improbabili-
ty of conviction" as the rea-
son the charges were dropped.
An item in Wednesday's
Police Beat had the incorrect
name of a Ponte Vedra Beach
neighborhood where a resident.
reported nails placed in his
driveway. The neighborhood is
Juveniles arrested for
multiple car burglaries
Iy ALEXANDRA KUMMERNES
Three juveniles were arrest-
ed for multiple car burglaries
in Atlantic Beach and
Neptune Beach following a
police chase Wednesday,
according to a police report.
A Neptune Beach Police
Officer responded to a car
alarm going off and found the
truck with a busted window
and open door, according to a
Atlantic Beach officers were
notified to be on the lookout
for three suspects, after a wit-
ness told police he saw three
males walking away from the
area where the alarm had
Several Atlantic Beach offi-
cers spotted the suspects walk-
ing in the 900 block of
Atlantic Boulevard and one of
the suspects had a crow bar in
his hand, according to the
The suspects ran in three
different directions when
"Stay out of trouble...but
if you don't, call me."
police approached and .a foot
chase ensued, according to
the report. The suspects
admitted to several car burgla-
ries in Neptune Beach and
admitted to attempting to
break into a pawn shop and a
vehicle in Atlantic Beach,
according to police.
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Winn Dixie in PV remodels
Pamela Caplan-Mahan, a Ponte Vedra resident and co-founder
of the Youthful Medical Spa, cuts the ribbon for the grand open-
ing party for spa located at 13111 Atlantic Blvd. in the West
Beaches. Joining in the celebration are, from left, Kandie Rice,
member services coordinator for PV Chamber of Commerce,
Nanc Breznai, co-founder of the spa, Brett Duncan, PV
Chamber of Commerce president, and Lanai Bahr a physician
assistant at the spa.
MDI buys in Nocatee
Richard Willich, chairman of
the Ponte Vedra-based Medical
(MDI), is the first to buy a com-
mercial parcel in the Nocatee
development west of Ponte
Vedra Beach. The $50 million
project will have more than
175,000 square feet of office
space in three buildings on a
Pro-Marketing sales VP
Heather O'Malley has been
hired as Vice President of Sales
for Pro-Marketing Inc. In addi-
tion to her
L u n g O'Malley
charity event Sept. 27-30 at ATP
in Ponte Vedra. The company,
which provides promotional
marketing products and services
for local and international
clients, is located at 4 Sawgrass
The Winn-Dixie located at
290 Solano Road in Ponte Vedra
Beach is introducing a newly
remodeled store to offer cus-
tomers better choices and more
Festivities will be held at the
store during the next few weeks
to celebrate the occasion.
Winn-Dixie is currently reno-
vating a number of stores
throughout the Jacksonville
area that will include more
product offerings and services,
such as expanded produce
departments, specialty dessert
cases, muffin carts, gourmet
olives, and soup bars. In addi-
tion to these offerings, the
Ponte Vedra Beach location will
include an expanded wine selec-
tion, an array of kosher prod-
ucts, a- carving station with
freshly cooked meats, and fresh
"By enhancing and expand-
ing our current selections, we
hope to meet the needs of our
current customers and reach out
to potential customers as well,"
said Matt Briller, store director.
A series of events will include
a Wine Tasting with Chef
Robert Tulko featuring product
samplings and live entertain-
Spirit of July 4th celebration at Beaches Town Center
Shops and restaurants in
Beaches Town Center will cele-
brate their "independents."
In honor of the spirit of July
4th, the merchants are urging
members of the community to
"put their money where their
house is" by supporting the
locally owned independent
businesses located in the
Beaches Town Center area.
"Did you know that for every
$100 spend in locally owned
businesses, $73 stays in the local
economy? For every $100 spent
in national chains, only $43
remains," said Rona Brinlee,
owner of The Bookmark, citing
a report by the American
During the week of June 30 -
July 6, area businesses will spon-
sor events and contests in, an
effort to educate customers
about the value of shopping
Customers can enter a contest
to win a gift certificate for a
shopping spree at participating
businesses. Three gift certifi-
cates will be awarded for $100,
$200, and $300 each. Entry
forms will be available at these
businesses and will be accepted
until 5 pm on Friday, July 6.
Winn-Dixie schedule of events
Wednesday, June 20,11:30 a.m., Demo Tour
Customers who have a tour card marked at each
sampling station will receive a $5 Winn-Dixie gift
card as they leave the store.
Friday, June 22, 4 p.m. 7 p.m., Wine Tasting
This event will feature hors d oeuvres and live
entertainment. Customers will enjoy a variety of
wines, cheeses, gourmet olives and more.
Saturday, July 7, 2 p.m. 4 p.m., Family Day
Radio Disney from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., a water safe-
ty event and cake decorating demonstrations.
The mascot of the Jacksonville Suns baseball
team, will sign autographs 3-4 p.m.
July 12, noon 4 p.m., Health Fair
Winn-Dixie Pharmacy will host free health screen-
ings including total cholesterol, glucose and blood
pressure. Free medication counseling,nutrition
counseling and massages.
Law Office of
Charlene Francis..4 orne, at L b
Kunberl) A. Gossett,. Aoe)re at Law
"Helping Families Preserve Their Legacy"
Estate Planning Elder Law
Wills, Trusts and Medicaid Planning
Estates. Probate and
1807 N. Third Street
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
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ing. Before you decide, ask me to send you free written information about my qualifications
and experience. '
HENRY ARTHUR 'HANK' BAKER
Henry Arthur "Hank" Baker,
90, born March 10, 1917 in East
Orange, N.J., died June 18, 2007
in Jacksonville. He will be
remembered as a gentle man
and an inspiration to many
with his positive attitude.
Baker, who joined the Army
Air Corps in 1937, retired as
Major, USAF, Communications
Specialist in 1957. Following his
retirement from the military,
Baker returned to the
Department of the Air Force,
Where he Worked as a civil ser-
ivant.for 20.years; .....- .
Baker met and married Jewel
June Thompson. in St. Louis in
1942. The couple moved to
Fleet Landing, Atlantic Beach,
in 1992 after residing 40 years
in Alexandria, Va.
Baker was a lifelong
Episcopalian and faithful ser-
vant of the church. He and his
wife, June, attended St. Luke's
Wellington, Alexandria, Va.,
and St. Paul's by the Sea,
Baker was involved in Meals-
on-Wheels, the Hunger Walk,
cribbage tournaments, bowling,
golf and being Rigel "Court's
'"Paper Boy."' He was ahn active
member of the Military Officers
Association, where he led fund
raising for the local ROTC. pro-
Baker was preceded in death
by his-parents, Arthur deCamp
and Helen May Drew Baker, and
his wife of 64 years, Jewel June
Baker, who died Aug. 2, 2006.
He is survived by daughters,
Barbara Baker (Don) Ellis, Gail-
Baker (George) Stone and Lynn
deCamp (K. Michael) Mull;
seven grandchildren and seven
great-grandchildren; as well as
his family of caregivers at Fleet
Landing Health Center -and
Maybe -... lfltic Ot tpatient
A memorial service is sched-
KAREN CORBETT DANSER
was born in
Helen Friedlander, who have
resided in Florida for the past 22
years and in Jacksonville for the
Danser graduated from the'
University of North Florida with
a degree in finance and received
an MBA from UNF, as well. She
also attended the University of
Florida College. of Law, where
she graduated second in her
class. Following the birth of her
son, she became a stay-at-home
Danser was known for her
unselfish nature. She was a reg-
ular visitor to BEAM and donat-
ed five gallons of blood over the
past several years to the Florida-
Georgia Blood Alliance. She
also made a mission trip two
years ago to Costa Rica with the
Beach United Methodist
Church, where she was mem-
Danser loved to fish, particu-
larly in Key West, where she and
her husband were married and
she could walk to the local gro-
cery store for her morning cof-
One of her greatest pleasures
in life was baking with her-
young son, who recently won a
best-decorated cake award at his
church. They also baked brown-
ies and cookies when they'd
don aprons and dough would
fly all over the kitchen. She
loved to play in the rain with
her son and, the family said, her
dimples would flash in the rays
of the porch light.
Danser had a toy poodle
named Buttons who loved her
more than anything in the
world and is lost without her.
We are all lost without her, said
the family. We love you and
miss you more than anyone
could ever comprehend.
Danser is survived by her par-
ents, George and Helen
Friedlander; sister, Gretchen
Friedlander; husband, Rick, and
son, Eli; in-laws, David and
Louise. Danser; aunts and
uncles, David and Sarah
Friedlander, Harry and Lollie
Starbuck, Frank and Janet
Starbuck; and cousins, Ken
Friedlander and David
A memorial service for Danser
will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in
the sanctuary of Beach United
Methodist Church, followed by
a reception in Fellowship Hall.
Memorials may be made to
Beaches Emergency Assistance
Ministry, Inc., 850 S. 6th Ave.,
Jacksonville Beach, FL 3225, or
blood given to the Florida-
Georgia. Blood Alliance.
Arrangements entrusted to
Beaches Chapel by Hardage-
Giddens Funeral Home,
uled for 2 p.m. Saturday at the e .. bearcn uptimizatic
Coleman Center, One Fleet ., 6 5
Landing Boulevard, Atlantic Email Marketing
The family has established a
Fleet Landing Employee
Nursing Scholarship Fund. In
lieu of flowers, memorial contri-
butions may be made to The
Legacy Fund at Fleet Landing, in
honor of Henry A. Baker, One
Fleet Landing Blvd, Atlantic
Beach FL 32233.
Arrangements by Beaches
Chapel by Hardage-Gidderis
Funeral Home, "J-I'onvile
MaNNA.TM M, M moo h
KATHLEEN 'KATHY' ODEM
.. C e n t e r
was born June 24, 1947.
Odom was employed by
Landlord Services of the S.E. as
a property manager for the
past 16 years.,
She is survived by her moth-
er and stepfather, Kay and
Reed Schmieden of Arizona;
son, Jonny Dunkin; brother,
James Dunn (Vicki) of Arizona;
niece, Alexandria; three grand-
children; and many other rela-
tives and friends, as well as her
cats, Opal and Squirt. She was
preceded in death by her
Odom was loved by all who
were blessed to have had her in
their lives, and will be missed
by all who knew her, the fami-
A private memorial was held
June 20. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made in
Odom's name to the
Jacksonville Humane Society.
CHARLES JOSEPH RICCI
Charles Joseph Ricci, 74, died
June 19, 2007. He was born Feb.
16, 1933 in Boston, Mass. to
Dante and Anna Ricci.
Ricci joined the Air Force at
19 and served during the
Korean War. He retired after 38
years from Civil Service, where
he worked as chief engineer for
the Veterans Administration
Hospital in Newington, Conn.
In 2006, Ricci and his wife
Barbara relocated to the Beaches
Family members include his
wife of 52 years, Barbara Ricci;
son, Charles (Kathleen) Ricci;
daughters, Carla (John)
Augustyn and Mary Ricci;
mother, Anna Ricci; brother,
Robert Ricci; and grandchildren,
Eric, Marissa, Blake and Sean.
Ricci was predeceased by his
father, Dante Ricd.
Ricci was an avid sailor who
loved the sea and enjoyed tak-
ing his family and friends with
him. Most of all, he loved his
wife and children and cherished
his four grandchildren, the fam-
Visitation will be held. from
10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday in
Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral
Home. Mass of Christian Burial
will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m.
Friday in Our Lady Star of the
Sea Catholic Church, Ponte
Vedra Beach. Interment will fol-
low in H. Warren Smith
Cemetery, Jacksonville Beach.
In lieu of flowers, the family
requests donations be made to
Mayo Clinic, 4500 San Pablo
Road, Jacksonville, FL 32224.
Services under the direction
of Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral
Home, Jacksonville Beach.
June 22, 2007
The Beaches Leader/Ponte Vedra Leader
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The Beaches Leader/Ponte Vedra Leader
St. Andrew's Lutheran
Church will host the Blood
Mobile from 9 to 11:30 a.m.
on Sunday, July 22. The
church address is 1801 Beach
Blvd.; call 249-4575 for infor-
Habitat for Humanity St.
Habitat for Humanity of St.
Augustine/St. Johns County is
beginning an Apostles Build
project in West Augustine.
Ten churches have made a
commitment to provide
financial and volunteer build-
ing support for the project.
Ground breaking is scheduled
for this September. For infor-
mation or to volunteer, con-
tact Habitat for Humanity of
St. Augustine/St. Johns
County at 826-3253 x2004.
Ministry -and Leadership
"Strength through Unity
Ministry and Leadership
Conference 2007" will be held
on June 24 to 27 at New Life
Christian Fellowship. Keynote
speakers will be Bishop
Wellington Boone, author
and national speaker for
Promise Keepers, and author
Dutch Sheets. Register at
www.nlcf.org or at 223-6000
for the morning workshop
sessions. The evening motiva-
tional sessions are free and
open to the public. NLCF is at
2701 Hodges Blvd. in
A Marriage Encounter
Weekend will be held on July
13-15 at the Comfort Inn in
Jacksonville Beach. Marriage
Encounter Weekends are
designed to help married cou-
ples get away from their daily
routine to devote time to
developing greater depth and
enrichment in their marriage.
The weekends are open to
couples of all denominations.
For information contact
Deacon Tom Hughes from St.
Paul's Catholic Church at
220-3040 or metom@com-
Methodist Women Meet
The United Methodist
Women at Ponte Vedra
United Methodist Church will
meet at 11 a.m. on Saturday
for a covered dish luncheon.
They will assemble care pack-
ages for Operation Shoe Box
for soldiers on the front line.
The event will be in the
Fellowship Hall at 35
Executive Way, Suite 130 in
Ponte Vedra. Call 280-5141
Music Drama Dance Camp
Christ the Redeemer
Church will offer a summer
arts camp with a Christian
perspective for music, drama,
and dance students from 4th
grade through adult on
August 13 to 17. Camp will
begin at 9 a.m. and end with
optional private lessons at
For information contact
Robin Sheffield at. 285-8009
ext. 16 or email
m. Registration is $125 before
July 13. The church address is
190 S. Roscoe Blvd. in Ponte
Epic Surf Ministry Camps
Epic Surf Ministry will hold
week-long Surf Camps.'
through July 23. The camps
are appropriate for novice to
experienced surfers and com-
bine surfing instruction with
(above) The laying on of hands is part of the ordination ceremony for
Rev. James W. Collins at First Christian Church of the Beaches.
(left) Rev. James W. Collins, shown with his wife Susan Collins, will
serve as Assistant Pastor at First Christian Church of the Beaches
where he was ordained on June 9.
Bible study. The cost is $150.
Registration and information
is available at www.epic-
surfministries.com or by call-
A Bereavement Support
Group sponsored by Jewish
Family and Community
Services will meet weekly at
the Beaches on Wednesdays at
3 p.m. For information, call
Beth Shorstein at 394-5723 or
Sybil Ansbacher at 241-0789.
An art show titled "Nancy's
Lemonade Stand" featuring
work by Nancy Asbell:will be
at the Bethel'Gallery through'
July 15. Art by Kelsey Berkley
and Matthew Jones will also
Bethel Gallery is located
within Ponte Vedra
Presbyterian Church at 4510
Palm Valley Road. For infor-
mation call 285-8225.
Prayer for Schools
On Thursday from 9:30 to
11 a.m, a group meets at the
Winston Family YMCA to
pray for school, media, fami-
lies, and church. The YMCA
is on Landrum Lane in Ponte
Vedra. For information call
A biblical based program for
persons., facing personal prob-
lems, meets every Friday at
6:30 p.m. in the fellowship
hall of Beach United
Methodist Church, 3rd Street
at 7th Ave. N., Jacksonville
Beach. The program empha-
sizes that through worship
and same-gender small
groups, people can work on
personal struggles such as eat-
ing disorders, alcohol/drug
abuse, and codependency.
The evenings begin with din-
ner. Call 249-2343.
Men's group meetings
Hodges Blvd. Presbyterian
Church offers "Bible and
Bagels", a men's Bible study
group, 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. on
Wednesday in the Fellowship
Hall. The church address is
4140 Hodges Blvd. For infor-
mation call 223-6922.
The men's group from
Calvary Anglican Church
meets at 7 a.m. at Mother's
Restaurant at 1183 Beach
Blvd. The current topic for the
Bible Study. is "The Minor
Prophets" led by Pastor David
Sandifer. For information call
the church office at 241-9400
A men's Bible study is held
at 7 a.m. Monday at Ponte
Vedra United Methodist
Church, 35 Executive Way,
Ponte Vedra Beach.
Palms Presbyterian men's
Bible study is held at 7 a.m.
Wednesday in the Education
Church at 150 Sherry Dr. in
Atlantic Beach has
Wednesday morning prayer
breakfasts for men at 7 a.m.
St. Paul's by the Sea
Episcopal Church has a Men's
Prayer Group and Bible Study
which. meets on the first and
third Saturday of the month
at 8 a.m. in Stormes Hall. The
men's group also participates
in outreach efforts. All are
welcome to attend. The
address is 465 11th Ave. N. in
Church offers Men's Study
Groups at 6 :15 a.m. and 7
p.m. on Wednesdays. Contact
the church office at 249-3030
: See BRIEFS, A-8
CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH
400 San Juan Dr., Ponte Vedra Beach 285-6127
Sunday 7:45, 9:00, 11:00 AM Holy Eucharist
Saturday Holy Eucharist 5:30 PM
Wednesday Holy Eucharist 7:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 6:00 PM
Weekday Eveping.Pgyerg h iel -,6;, P ..fcpt W .
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CHRIST CiM R'CH SAN PABrL
2002 San Pablo Rd, Jacksonville, 221-4777
Sunday 10:00 AM Holy Eucharist
For event information, visit www.christepiscopalchurch.org
10:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m.
"' sj ANGLICAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
N (A Traditional Anglican Church)
every Sunday at 8:00 A.M.
Good Friday Service 9:00 am
Holy Trinity meets in the Old Chapel
at 610 Florida Blvd., Neptune Beach
MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. BOX 50294
JACKSONVILLE BEACH; FL 32240.0294
Rev. Robert C. Adams, Vicar
895 Palm Valley Rd
(1 mile east of US1)
10:00am Holy Eucharist &
LORD OF LIFE
276 N. Roscoe Blvd., Ponte Vedra Bch
Rev. Julie Frank,Pastor
Sunday Contemporary Worship
Sunday Church School 9:45am
Sunday LBW Worship 11:00am
. ,,Week4 .V
9:30 a.m. Contemporary*
11:00 a.m. Traditional*
_ *Kids Worship provided
Presbyterian Church f f
"Where friends gather to worship"
4510 Palm Valley Road (CR 210)
Sun. Worship 9:00 & 10:30 a.m.
Nursery & Toddler Ministries
Middle, High School, College
Music & Art Ministries
Home of a Bethlehem Visit
Rev. Jeff Bennett, Pastor
S35 Executive Way, PVB
Across A1A from Rawlings School
Behind Prosperity Bank
"Connecting the Unconnected"
Worship Service Eucharist
Services held at:
Neptune Baptist Church
407 Third Street,
1050 Highway AlA 285-4288
Sunday School 9:00am
UNITY DAILY WORD
Wed. Evening 7:30 pm
Ribault Garden Club
705 2nd. Ave. N., Jax Bch
(Corner 2nd. Ave., N. and 7th St. N.)
Dial A Prayer 355-7044
Church of the Daily Word
p reby i a n c h u rch
S The ralIms Oasis
is a Communit Nu'ririred b,"
the Gjrace of Jesus Christ
.Serve God's Mission in the World
Sunday Worship Services
8:30 and 11:00 a.m.
Sunset Service at 5:45 p.m.
Nursery at all services
All ages 9:40 a.m.
3410 South Third Street, Jacksonville Beac:
Ph: 904-246-6427 www.palmschurch.org
. CHURCH J
1423 N. 8th Ave., Jax Beach
0 Rev. Dana A. Brones, Pastor
8:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. Traditional
Praise & Worship Saturday 5:30pm
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Adult Bible Classes 9:45 a.m.
ST.HANDREW'S C St P U l'Sb the Se ,. FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH TRADITIONAL YET TIMELY
LUTHERAN CHURCH (ELCA) /f NA IC f of the Beaches (Disciples of Christ) SundaySchoolforallaes 9:00 am.
(BY THE SEA)_ Episcopal Church A2125 Oceanfront,& Seagate, Neptune Beach Srallages9:00a.
A Stephen Ministry Congregation B ap t ist Ch rh Come worship with us by the ocean. Worship Service 10:15 a.m.
1801 Beach Blvd. SATURDAY EVENING POWERFUL WORSHIP, PASSIONATE SERVICE SUNDAYS: Youth Fellowship 11:30 a.m.
Jacksonville Beach 249-4575 6:30 pm Contemporary Worship Service mTraditional Services 8:00 & 9:00 am -NurseryProvided -
PASTOR MICHAEL BLAKER SUNDAY aChildren's Worship 9:00 & 11:00 am
Sunday Worship 9:00 am Contemporary Worship Service. Christiaduation (all agle 10:05 am CHRIST
8:00 am & 10:30 amc 10:30 am- Traditional Service Children's Chapel At 10 am Sun. ee am UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
8:00 a .i 10:30 WEMDNESDAY Welcome Families ursr At7 am rvipsn WEDNESDAY (SEP-MAY) 4 P R (THTC
Sunday School 6:30 pm The Gathering & Singles istian Formation At 8:45 am 5:30 Supper 400 Penman Road (at Atlantic)
Children 9:15 am Bible Studies for Every Age & Life Situation 6:30 Choir, Bible Study,Youth Neptune Beach 249.5370
Youth/Adult 9:15 am 407 Third Street corner of 5th St. & 1ith Ave. N.* Jax Beach, FL www.stpaulsbythesea@ spbts.net Mahlon Dixon, Senior Pastor 246-2010 Rev. Patrice Spenser
Protvie www.neptunebaptist.org Neptune Beach James Collins, Associate Pastor
Nursery Provided Tom Bary, Pastor 904-249-2307 904-249-4091www.fccbdoc.comemail:email@example.com Share in the love of Christ
COMMUNITY PRESBYTERIAN Rabbi EliezerBen-Yehuda, PhD. Spiritual Leader ST. PAUL' ST. JOH 'S
4) CHURCH Co-Presidents: Stuart Beckerman, Loretta Cornelius AUL CATHOLIC CHURCH
S150 Sherry Drive Allariic Beac, FL. CATHOLIC 2400 Mayport Rd., Atlantic Beach
ShRev.r Dr., ivbeie oomar, IariSln Ch 288 N. Roscoe Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach. 904 273-9100 (fx) 273-5567 1st Avenue North at 5th Street ph Meehan
Church Ofice 249-8698 WEEKEND MASSES
'reschoomKindergarien Ofice 241-7335 Shabbat & Torah Services 9:30 12:00 noon Jacksonville Beach Saturday 5 p.m.
Schedule SWe have a full. range of activities and services for the beaches Jewish Father Wm. A. Kelly, pastor Sunday 9 a.m., 11 a.m.
Sunday MomingWorship 8:30 & 11 a.m. Saturday 5:00 pm community. Please contact our office m-f 9-5 for information about Saturday Mass 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Nursery Available Sunday Morning
All Ages 9:45 a.m. Sunday 8:00am, 9:30am & :00am adult education, Sisterhood activities and youth activities. Sunday Mass 7:00, 8:30, 10:00, Saturd 10:00 a.m. or by at.
Youth Fellowships 5pm 11:30 a.m. & 7 p.m.RE OUS EDUCATIO
ContemphlWorshipServ. 5:5 p.m. (904) 268-2500 "A Home for Jewish Families at the Beach" 11:30a.m. & 7p.m. RELIG1000E.mUor
Chancel Choir Wednesdays 7 p.m. www.MandarinChristian.com A Saturday Confessions Wed. 6:00 p.m.(K-3) 7:15.m. (4-6gr.)
Weekday Preschool/Kindergarten (3, 4 & 5 yr olds) 6045 Greenland Rd. near Philips Hwy. --After 9 a.m. Mass & 4:30 -5:20 p.m. ay246-6014
Palm Valley Baptist Church 2OCEANSIDE
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Sunday School .:. -n3o10ei 9:15am (oH Maypor Rd at W 11 in Si arid Orchid
Sunday Worship ( Sit 324 N. 5th St., 249-2314
Service ....................... 10:30am Atlantic Beach, FL 32233
Sunday Evening Bible Study 9:15 a.m.
Bible Study ...................6.00pm 246-2709 Blended Worship 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Family Bible Class Sunday, 10:00 a.m.
Dinner ........................... .00p Worship 11:00a.m. Wednesday Evening 6:15 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study -.
forednesda y Bble Stuged 7:00pm :. .. Evening Service 6:30 p.m. Weekday Ministry 246-2891
A Southern Baptist Church :-, -- Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Service inierpreled lor me nearing imrrpaired
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e eac es en er one e r .
Church bell brings real source of pride
Original bell finds new permanent location at St. Paul's by the Sea
by KATHY NICOLETTI
The bell from t he original
St. Paul's by the Sea Episcopal
Church building will be
blessed and rededicated fol-
lowing the 10 a.m. service on
"This was the first church at
the beach," said Rev. Penny
Pfab, rector of St. Paul's by the
"The bell is part of our her-
itage..... and a real source of
Earlier this month, the bell
was removed from storage and
placed in its new permanent
location in the church's
In the future, the bell will be
used to honor those who have
died and to celebrate wed-
dings. It will also again be
used as a call to worship, she
In its original position in the
church's bell tower, the sound
of the bell called people to
worship, said Sid Stormes
Spurgin whose family has been
members of SPBTS since 1923.
"It was just one of the most
charming things to hear that
wonderful bell," she said.
St. Paul's by the Sea was
dedicated in 1887 and origi-
nally located at Second Street
South and South Second
Avenue in Jacksonville Beach ,
according to a church history
compiled by SPBTS Historian
and Archivist Harley Henry.
The church was open for
worship only during the sum-
mers and underwent periods
of time when it was vacant.
This may be the reason there
are few records for the first
years of the church, he said.
The bell "must surely .....
have been given to SPBTS
sometime after 1925 when the
church began to provide serv-
ices year-round rather than
only in the summer."
Prior to that time, Henry
said there had probably been
another bell used at the
church. The first bell may
have been a railroad bell.
At that time the railroad
was the main means of trans-
portation to -the beach. The
church was built on land
donated by the Jacksonville
and Atlantic Railroad.
St.Paul's by the Sea contin-
ued as a mission church until
1940 when it officially became
a parish. At that time the
church had had a full time rec-
tor for three years.
The existing bell and bell
tower survived being moved
with the church building in
1952 from the original loca-
tion to the current SPBTS cam-
pus at 5th Street between 12th
and 13th Avenues North in
The building was moved
again in 1970, following the
opening of the current SPBTS
church building in 1967. By
this time the bell tower was
missing from the church and is
believed to have been dam-
aged by a fire, said Henry.
The original church build-
ing now stands at Florida
Boulevard and Fifth Street in
Neptune Beach on the Beaches
Church records do not indi-
cate when the bell was
removed from the tower. It has
been in storage at the church
since the 1970's, said Henry.
During the recent prepara-
tions to move the bell, a cast-
ing date of May 10, '01 was
discovered inside the bell,
said Norm Thompson, a Junior
Warden at SPBTS. .
Earlier this month, the bell
was moved to its new location
in the Memorial Garden.
It sits securely there on a
simple concrete base in keep-
ing with the design of the
church, said Pfab.
"The Memorial Garden is
the ideal place. It is a simple,
peaceful place to be," she said.
photo by KATHY NICOLETTI
Charlie .Grinstead, Rev. Penny Pfab, Norm Thompson, and Mike
Costin prepare for the blessing and rededication of St. Paul's by
the Sea Episcopal Church's historic bell.
photo by KATHY NICOLETTI '
(above) The bell from the original St.
Paul's by the Sea Episcopal Church
building is now in the Memorial
Garden on the church campus.
((left) An early photograph of St. Paul's
by the Sea Episcopal Church shows
the bell tower on the left side of the
church building is
now at Florida
Fifth Street in
Neptune Beach on
Pi|e : i'
Continued from A-7
for information; the church
address is 298 Aquatic Drive
in Atlantic Beach.
The following are church-
related singles groups in the
Beaches area. Church mem-
bership is not required:
New Life Christian
Fellowship at 2701 Hodges
Blvd. has monthly Single
Adult Ministry meetings with
childcare provided for some
events. Contact Claudia at
223-6000 for information or
Beach United Methodist
Church has Monday Night
Alive for singles at 7 p.m. on
Monday nights and -Singles
Coffee House 10:45 a.m. on
Sunday. For information
visit www.beachumc.org or
call 249-2343. BUMC is locat-
ed at 325 7th Ave. N.
Beaches Chapel Church,
610 Florida Blvd., Neptune
Beach. Singles over age 33
meet the last Saturday of the
month at 7 p.m. at the
Christ Episcopal Church,
400 San Juan Drive in Ponte
Vedra, offers a singles min-
istry called Solo Flight. For
information contact the
church office at 285-6127.
Christ the Redeemer
Church, 190 S. Roscoe Blvd.,
Ponte Vedra Beach. Weekly
Bible study and monthly
social event such as square
dancing for ages 30 and up.
Ponte Vedra Presbyterian
Church, 4510 Palm Valley
Road, Ponte Vedra Beach.
Bible study group at 11 a.m.
Sunday and occasional other
activities for singles ages 30
Retreats at Marywood
Retreats and events are
planned at the Marywood
Center for Spirituality in the
Switzerland area of NW St.
Johns County at 1715-5 State
Road 13. For information, call
287-2525 or toll-free (888)-
287-253 or check www.mary-
Church Activities for Kids
The following events are
held at Beaches area churches
on Wednesday for young-
*Palm Valley Baptist
Church at 4890 Palm Valley
Road in Ponte Vedra has a
family dinner at 6 p.m. and
children and youth Bible
study at 7 p.m. Call 285-2447.
*Sunrise Christian Church
youth group meets on
Wednesday from' 7 to 8:30
p.m., beginning with group
praise and worship, followed
by small groups for fellow-
ship, Bible study, and prayer.
The church is at 298 Aquatic
Drive, Atlantic Beach. Call
Church at1423 8th Ave. N.,
Jacksonville Beach has Senior
High Youth Group meetings
on Tuesday from 7 to 8 p.m.
*Christ Episcopal Church at
Solana Road and San Juan
Drive in Ponte Vedra offers
Wednesday dinners in the
parish hall for youth and fam-
ilies at 6:15 p.m. A children's
art program is held from 7 to
8 p.m. Church choir school to
develop musical skill and
Christian formation is offered
for age 3 through sixth grade
prior to Wednesday evening
dinner. The school is free and
is given by Dr. Timothy
McKee, Music Director of the
church. Call 285-6127.
*Youth in grades six
through 12 meet at 7 p.m. to
8:30 p.m. on Sundays follow-
ing Sunset at Palms in the
Youth Center/Fellowship Hall
at Palms Presbyterian Church,
3410 3rd St. S., Jacksonville
Beach. Call 246-6427.
*Dynamic Disciples (grades
K-5) meets at First Christian
Church of the Beaches on a
varied schedule. Teens in
Motion Youth Group meets
for special events and trips.
The church address is 2125
Oceanfront, Neptune Beach.
*Family Bible Church at
4760 Palm Valley Road has
Building Blocks for children
ages 3 to 6 and Kids Club for
grades one through 5 meeting
at 7:15 p.m. Bridge Builders
for grades 6 through 12 meets
from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Call 280-
*Kernan Blvd. Baptist
Church at 4000 Kernan Blvd.
S. has YouthAlive with Bible
Study and worship for grades
six through 12. from from
6:45 to 7:45 p.m. on
Wednesday; and children's
choir and activities are held
from 7 to 7:45 p.m. Call 641-
*Youth from Beach United
Methodist Church, 3rd Street
at 7th Ave. N., Jacksonville
Beach, meet 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
at various locations.
Directions to Wednesday
meetings are handed out at
247, the church's Sunday
night worship service for
youth, held at 6 p.m. to 8:45
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SBigger, Faster, Stronger camp underway
Number of Nease High
football players are going
through drills during
head coach Criag Howard's
Bigger, Faster, Stronger summer
football camp at the school.
The camp, which started this
week. helps prepare players for
the rigors of preseason practice
and allows team newcomers to
get a first glimpse of the
Panthers approach to football.
An Italian-American New
Yorker in a pinstripe suit
faces a decision about
whether to rat on his cronies
or keep his mouth shut and
face the consequences. Not a
story line on The Sopranos, but
the real life dilemma facing
Yankees first baseman Jason
Giambi. Thursday was the
deadline imposed by MLB
Commissioner Bud Selig for
Giambi to make up his mind
about cooperating with a
panel investigating steroids in
baseball. If Giambi does talk,
it's expected he'll detail only
his own alleged use of per-
not implicate others. To do
otherwise would make Giambi
persona-non-grata in every
Major League clubhouse.
Sorry to all the office pool
participants who chose
"Augusta," but Tiger Woods
and wife Elin have named
their new baby girl Sam
We're only hearing one side
of the Daunte Culpepper
story. Sure, the Jaguars would
love to pick up the veteran.
quarterback if the pnce is
right namely free off the
waiver wire. But in
Culpepper's mind he's still a
starting NFL QB. He'd proba-
bly only agree to hold a clip-
board on the sideline as a last
Reportedly, former Marlins
manager Joe Gitardi has
been offered the Baltimore
Orioles managerial job. If he
takes it, that clears the way
for Don Mattingly to suc-
ceed Joe Torre next season as
manager of the Yankees.
Some Red Sox fans might
despair that pitcher Curt
Schilling has been placed on
the 15-day disabled list, but it
could turn out to be a blessing
in disguise. With a comfort-
able 9 1/2 game lead in the
American League East, a little
extra rest for the 40-year-old
Schilling isn't necessarily a
It's officially summer so
that means yet another book
alleging seven-time Tour de
France champ Lance
Armstrong is a drug cheat
will be in stores. This one,
"From Lance to Landis," was
written by Irish author
David Walsh as a follow up
to his "LA Confidential"
which was published in
Armstrong says the book is
full of lies, while Walsh
claims extensive research
and substantial new facts.
At last count there were
four different college football
preview magazines at the
newsstand with Gators QB
Tim Tebow on the cover.
Fortunately, the former Nease
High star is well-grounded
and not likely to let the pub-
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The summer swim season is underway
and Tuesday featured a clash between
two of the area's most powerful squads.
Under threatening skies, the .Selva
Marina Mariners topped Beaches
Aquatic Swim Team, 170-136, in the
overall competition. Selva Marina boys
won 95-47, while the Dolphins girls
team edged the host Mariners, 89-75.
In the girls 10 and under 100-yard
individual medley, Selva's Elizabeth
Norton was first in a time of 2:27.91, fol-
lowed by BAST's Lindsay McPherson in
2:39.39. The Dolphins' Jackie White was
third in 2:41.08.
Eva Porter, of BAST, won the girls 11-
12 100-yard IM in 2:01.78. She was fol-
lowed teammates Cassidy Seal (2:08.97)
and Natalie Alford with a time of
Winner of the girls 13-14 100-yard Im
was the Dolphins' Skyler Seal in 1:57.29.
Teammate Claire Alford was second with
a time of 2:01.24, with Selva's Brielle
Sebold taking third in 2:01.57.
When action turned to the freestyle
relays, Selva Marina's A team of Lilly
Silva, Elia Butler and Elizabeth-
Lambertson won the girls 6 and under
race in 2:45.54. The Mariners' B team
(Acker Laney, Sarah McCawley, Melanie
Tirado and Maggie Greenwald) finished
second in 3:47.54.
In the girls 8 and under freestyle relay,
the Selva Marina quartet of Kuki Davey,
Daria Burdette, Carly Davey and Victoria
Hart swam to first in 1:57.18. The
Mariners B team of Merce Peek, Sarah
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McCawley, Cammy Taylor and Carlie
Fritts finished second.
Selva also won the girls 10 and under
freestle relay as Summer Shad, Elizabeth
Norton, Olivia Cook and Annie
Meierdierks swam to victory in 1:57.35.
The girls, 11-12 freestlye relay was
claimed by the Mariners A team of Mary
Speed, Emily Dukes, Livy Davey and
Sierra Sternfeld with a time of 3:27.36.
The BAST A team of Natalie. Alford,
Lauren Brumsey, Lauren Hindman and
Cassidy Seal came in second.
The Dolphins quartet of Skyler Seal,
Lindsey Michael, Shannon McPhersOn
and Ana Porter took first in the girls 13-
14 200-yard free relay in a time of
3:09.75. BAST's B team placed second.
In the girls 8 and under 25-yard but-.
teifly, Lindsay McPherson was first in
28.65, followed by Selva's Kuki Davey in
34.71. The Mariners' Dana Burdette was
third with a time of 38.30.
The Dolphins' Kristi McPherson sawm
to victory in the girls 9-10 50-yard fly
with a time of 1:19.42. Teammates
Gabrielle Porter (1:43.56) and Michelle
Damato-McLeod (1:48.20) took second
and third, respectively.
BAST's Eva Porter claimed the girls 11-
12 50-yard fly race in 55.02. She was fol-
lowed by Selva's Sierra Sternfeld
(1:00.12) and the Dolphins' Cassidy Seal
Skyler Seal won the girls 13-14 butter-
fly in 53.89. BAST's Shannon McPherson
(56.43) and Claire Alford (56.64) were
Selva's Elia Butler was the winner of
the girs 6 and under 25-yard backstroke
in 45 seconds. Teammates Elizabeth
Lambertson and Serena Haas finished
second and third respectively.
The Mariners' Carly Davey won the
girls 7-8 25-yard backstroke with team-
mates Abby Forsyth and Kuki Davey
BAST's Jackie White won the girls 9-10
50-yard backstroke in 1:17.31. Selva's
Dani LeGrand was second (1:22.40) and
the Dolphins' Kristi McPherson third.
The Dolphis swept the top three spots
in the girls 13-14 50-yard backstroke
with Skyler Seal (54.73) winning and
Ana Porter and Lindsey Michael coming
in second and third.
Selva Marina's Mary Hoffman won the,
girls 15-18 50-yard back race in 52.34.
In the girls 8 and under breaststroke
race, Mariners swept the top three spots
with Carly Davey winning in 33.41, fol-
lowed by Keara Sebold (34.34) and Daria
Selva Marina 95, BAST 47
In the boys 10 and under 100-yard
individual medley, Selva's Ryan Petitt
won with a time of 2:23.97. He was fol-
lowed by BAST's Jake Van der Zee in
3:28.09 and Casey Herron in 3:57.28.
Selva's Michael Norton won the 11-12
100-yard IM in 2:42.64, followed by
BAST's Pete Van der Zee in 2:50.53.
Harris Pharr picked up another win for
the Mariners by swimming to victory in
the 13-14 100-yard IM. He was followed
by teammate Jeb DeVault and the
Dolphins' Chris Parise.
The Mariners team of Grant Shepherd,
Will Shepherd, Jake Berry and Nate
Beenen won the 6 and under 100-yard
free relay in 2:42.12. Selva's B team of
Shae Kristen, Danny Cook, Luke Clausen
and Nicholas Bouman placed second.
Scott Gann, Kyle Haas, Oz Kristen and
Nicky Beenen teamed up to help Selva
capture the 8 and under freestyle relay in
2:12.08. The Mariners' B team (Garrett
Tirado, Charles Slagle, Jake Acker and
Tristan Halloran) finished second.
Photo by ROB DeANGELO
Skyler Seal, of the Beaches Aquatic Swim Team, comes up for air during the
breaststroke portion of the girls 13-14 100-yard individual medley Tuesday at
Selva Marina Country Club.
The Beaches Leader/Ponte Vedra Leader
June 22, 2007
The Bridge of Lions race is on life support
I'm dating myself here, but
when I was growing up
there was a TV show called,
"What Ever Happened To?"
Later there was one narrated
by Leonard Nimoy (yes, Star
Trek's Dr. Spock) titled, "In
I mention this because I was
thinking of a race recently
that has practically vanished
from the local running scene.
For a long time it was one of
the greatest summer races, a
classic enjoyed by everyone:
St. Augustine's Bridge of Lions
It was an exalted member of
the summer triumvirate: The
Summer Beach Run, The Run
For The Pies and The Bridge of
Lions, the three biggest races
all summer. And it deserved to
The race has never really
died but for the past five years
or so it has been in a sort of
comatose condition and its
reputation sinking as quickly
as its attendance numbers.
Isaw a 14-year-old female
this week who presented
for evaluation of pain and
snapping in her left shoulder.
This had been going on for
some two years and began to
bother her more and more.
She is a competitive swim-
mer, and there was no history
of injury to the shoulder. She
described this snapping across
the back and top of her shoul-
The patient denied any lim-
itations with reaching, but
noticed pain with overhead
elevation in certain positions
and with her swimming
strokes. She had not had any
prior treatment for this.
Her exam showed a normal
physical appearance. She had
some tenderness of her rotator
cuff and had full motion of
the shoulder. She also had
some tenderness in the poste-':
rior aspect of the left shoulder
However, when she would
elevate and rotate through her
shoulder blade, she could cre-
ate a definite snapping that
you could not only feel, but
Her x-rays were normal, and
MRI showed no structural
abnormality to her shoulder
blade, but some mild ten-
donitis of her rotator cuff and
I was always a big fan of the
race. Well, maybe not so
much the race itself but every-
thing around it. St. Aug in the
evening; the old town; the
atmosphere; going out to din-
ner afterwards. It made for a
great night out and a moment
to be remembered.
when this condition
is seen in an athlete,
it arises due to over-
use and inflamma-
tion of the surround-
ing bursa and ten-
onto the shoulder
I sat down and spoke with
this young lady and her
mother and told them that
So many races flounder
because they have nothing
else to support them; very
often people don't want to
attend just a race, they want
The BOL had a built-in
event it had St. Augustine
at night. Because of that the
race could pull a crowd from
far and Wide.
The race? That was hell. The
humidity was often as high as
it could climb, the heat nearly
unbearable. But the course,
which started from the
ancient old fort, Castillo de
San Marcos, crossed the Bridge
of Lions, looped along the
Matanzas Bay before it fin-
ished in Ogelthorpe Park just
east of the bridge, was magnif-
It was great; but today
almost no one goes to, or
even hears about, the Bridge
of Lions 5K. Its race field has
dropped from over 1,500 to
Six years ago the race hit its
peak. Time Warner Cable was
she has what we refer to as
"snapping scapula syndrome."
Most commonly when this
condition is seen in an ath-
lete, it arises due to overuse
and inflammation of the sur-
rounding bursa and tendon
connections onto the shoul-
This has been described in
several circumstances involv-
ing baseball pitchers.
Previous injuries to the shoul-
der or upper back can lead to
muscle strength imbalances
that may contribute to snap-
ping scapula syndrome
Snapping scapula syndrome
is most commonly seen in
adolescents and young adults
involved in repetitive activity
or sports. If the bursal or ten-
don structures are inflamed,
this will produce pain.
Some have asymptomatic
snapping and seek medical
attention just because of con-
cern regarding the snapping
sensation. Plain x-rays are typ-
ically normal, and MRI can be
used to rule out any structural
abnormalities or rotator cuff
Treatment for this condition
is most commonly conserva-
tive. If a bone mass is the
source of problem, this can be
removed, however again in
most situations, this is not the
Most commonly, this is due
organizing the event with the
help of 1st Place Sports race
management. Attendance was
nearly 1,600 that year which
made it the area's biggest 5K.
The race made a lot of money
for its charity, the Special
Time Warner decided to opt
out and turn over the race to
In an attempt to cut costs
the charity decided to drop
1st Place Sports. It would
turn out to be a cost cutting
move that would, well...
cost them. Attendance
dropped and so did revenues.
The race has been suffering
Like most runners, I
thought the race belonged to
St. Augustine's Ancient City
Road Runners Club, but I was
wrong. The club's president,
Todd Neville, said, "We
washed our hands of the race
quite a few years ago. In fact,
the last year that 1st Place
Sports was involved was the
last time we were."
to overuse and can be treated
with rest, oral anti-inflamma-
tory medications, and therapy.
Injections of cortisone type
medications are also occasion-
Therapy involves the use of
specific rotator cuff and
scapula stabilizing exercises.
The need for surgical treat-
ment for snapping scapula
syndrome is rare and involves
surgical removal of the
inflamed bursal tissue about
the scapula where the snap-
ping takes place.
This column is written to dis-
cuss issues regarding sports,
medicine, and safety. It is not
intended to serve as a replace-
ment for treatment by your regu-
It is only designed to offer,
guidelines on the prevention,
recognition, and care of injuries
Specific concerns should be
discussed with your physician.
Mail your questions to Gregory
Smith, MD Sportsmedicine,
1250 S. 18th Street, Suite 204,
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034.
When I asked whom the
race director was Neville
replied: "I don't know. I don't
even know if there is one.
"They've brought in Alta
Vista Sports to do the timing.
Last year they had about 300
participants. I'm wondering if
our club shouldn't send in
some volunteers just so it
doesn't get so messed up."
Inconceivably, last year the
organizers moved the race to
an early morning start time
Call for an a
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thereby removing the main
attraction. Seems as though if
there were a bad move to
make they would make it.
It is a pity to see a once-
great race in what must surely
be its death throes. Unless
someone can come along and
save this race from oblivion, I
am afraid that area runners
are going to lose one of the
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Dixie Blues are vying for another championship
By DAN SHANKS
NCR Sports Reporter
There is a football team in
Jacksonville that is preparing
to defend its championship
from last season. And no, it's
not the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Jacksonville Dixie Blues
of the Women's Football
League are in their sixth year
of existence. Last season, in
their first year with the WFL,
the Dixie Blues won the
Superior Bowl, beating the
Tennessee Heat 55-24.
Because it's a women's foot-
ball team, people who have
never seen the Dixie Blues
play might get the wrong idea.
Don't expect to see any light-
weight, two-hand touch stuff.
This is the real deal.
"(The biggest misconception
people have is) that they're
gonna see a bunch of powder-
puff looking stuff," said Dixie
Blues head coach Donnie
Braddock of Callahan, who is
in his sixth year with the
team. "Lots of people don't
think girls should be playing
"I always tell people if you
come out and look at them
one time ... you'll really
appreciate what you see. It's
hard to believe that they're
playing (the game) as well as
And.these girls didn't just
come in off the streets, either.
Many of them have impressive
athletic pedigrees in other
sports. The quarterback,
Brantley Mack, who has been
with the team since the begin-
ning, was an All-American
softball player at the
University of South Carolina.
Braddock said Mack can throw
the football 50 yards.
"She's unbelievable, she's
just a great athlete," Braddock
said. "There's nobody out
there like her. Her mechanics
are just as good as Peyton
Then there's Ishika Lay,
who's been with the team for
four years as a wide receiver.
She competed in European
track championships and also
ran track at Purdue University.
Despite only being 5-8, she
can dunk a basketball.
Lay missed one of the
team's games this season to go
to Colorado Springs and com-
pete in the 2007 U.S.
Championships in box in g.
only been boxing for about a
month, but her speed and ath-
letic ability are so impressive
they've allowed her to excel in
The players come from all
walks of life and have to jug-
gle work schedules to partici-
pate in weekly practices and
games. There are three nurses,
six police officers and fire-
fighters and a truck driver for
UPS. There are also five
women on the team who live
in Nassau County.
Georgina German, who has
been with the team for three
seasons, played basketball at
Central Arizona Junior College
and Marshall University. She's
currently works as a personal
trainer at the HIT (High
Intensity Training) Center in
Jacksonville. Her experience
on the football field has
helped with her profession.
"It actually has helped out
with my job," German said. "I
get a lot of football players,
and (the playing experience)
helps them to respect me a lit-
tle more, and vice-versa. (Her
job and playing football) go
When her playing days at
Marshall were over, something
was rrissing. German missed
the competition and the
camaraderie you can only get
from being part of a team.
After moving to Florida in
2003, German was at a Jaguars
game with her brother, and
the Dixie Blues played during
halftime. Seeing them out on
the field rekindled her desire
to play football.
"I've always wanted to play,
ever since I can remember,"
German said, adding that
when she was in eighth grade,
the football coach asked her
to come out for the team, but
her parents wouldn't let her.
"I just never had the. opportu-
"There was a huge yoid
from basketball, and football
has filled it, and then some.
The girls are great. We're a
really close team."
A former player, Betsy
Evans, played tennis at West
Point and was injured while
serving her country in Iraq.
She earned the Purple Heart
for her service.
"It's an odd bunch,"
Braddock.said. "But they're so
much fun. I have a blast with
Hegot involved with the
Photo by HUGH GRAHAM
The Dixie Blues took on the Clarksville Fox earlier this season. The Dixie Blues defeated the team from Tennessee 40-14. A Dixie
Blues player helps make a tackle on a running play during the game. The Dixie Blues face off against the Tennessee Heat this
Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Bolles School football field.
team because his wife, Renee,
wanted to play, and was
impressed with the speed at
which the women were able
to pick up the football termi-
nology and jargon and com-
mit it to memory. He said it
was easy for them to learn it
because they never heard it
from anybody else before.
"(Boys who have played
football for years) don't tune
in all the way because they
think they pretty much know
what they're doing," Braddock
said. "But they've heard it
from five or six different
(coaches), so they're a little
vague (on some of the termi-
"These ,girlsnever heard >,i
Jacksonville Beach Major League B All Star team will be traveling to Ocala on June 28 for the
state tournament. Front row: Chip Devitt, Trey Lynch, Kyle Molter, Kory Molter, Tim Gattoni.
Middle row: Andrew Rybeck, Brian Gerkens, Zachary Price, Brad Boyd, Gray Miller, Joe Cox,
Drew Hicken. Top row: coaches Ken Rybeck, Henry Gerkens and Tim Boyd.
Sunshine Baseball School
offers five remaining sessions at
Wingate Park in Jacksonville
Beach. The dates of the sessions,
which run from 8:30 a.m. until
3:30 p.m. Monday through
Thursday are: July 9-12, July 16-
19 and July 30-Aug. 2.
The cost of each session is
$125, which includes lunch,
drinks and a T-shirt.
Instructors are Fletcher head
baseball coach Kevin Brown, for-
mer head coach and Fletcher
assistant Dr. Jim Timmons and
one-time Fletcher shortstop
Boomer Bernstein, an Auburn
graduate who assists Brown with
the varsity baseball team.
Sunshine Baseball School is
open to youngsters aged 6-12.
Lunch and trivia are on each
day's agenda from 11:30 a.m.
until 12:30 p.m. Players end the
day swimming at the Fletcher
For information, call Jim
Timmons at 223-1664 (home)
or 521-2687 (cell).
Belly Dance Fitness
A new fitness class has started at
Hollie's Dancin' Dream, just west
of the Intracoastal on Atlantic
Blvd. Belly Dance Fitness is an
hour-long class that provides a full
body workout, bums calories,
sculpts muscles and increases flexi-
Classes are low-impact and
geared for all ages and levels of fit-
ness. Class meets Thursdays at 10
a.m., and starting June 5, Tuesdays
at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $10 per ses-
sion or a discounted pass may be
For more information contact
Stephanie Smith at 285-7969 or e-
mail at email@example.com.
If you're a boater with a passion
for forensic science, and you have
a trailerable boat or PWC that you
might consider using as a tax
write-off, a new program funded
by the U.S. Coast Guard could
help the nation's waterway acci-
dent investigators better under-
stand boat collision dynamics.
The National Association of
State Boating Law Adminis-tration
is seeking donated boats for test-
ing purposes in Virginia starting
in September. Watercraft owners
who wish to donate their boats
will receive verification of the
donation for tax purposes. Boats
need to be in operating condition,
including propulsion, and include
To donate your boat or find out
more about the program, phone
(859) 225-9687 or e-mail
Football and cheerlead-
Jacksonville Beach Pop Warner
football and cheerleading registra-
tion will take place Saturday, June
30 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at
Registration fee is $145 and
more information is available at
jaxbeachjaguars.com or by phon-
ing Susan Miles at 249-0712.
The seventh annual Nease foot-
ball golf tournament will take'
place July 16 at Marsh Creek
For more information on regis-
tering, sponsoring a hole or to
donate, visit Web site at nease-
football.com or contact Fred Cole
at 819-0652 or 669-3260.
anything like that before, so
it's easy (to remember)."
According to Braddock,
many of the girls had older
brothers who grew up around
sports, or they were the last of
four girls, and their father
really wanted to have a boy
who could play sports, so their
dads turned them into jocks.
He added that most of the
girls never understood why
guys watched and talked
about football so much. Now
the game has become so much
fun. The ladies even hear guys
talking. about football around
town, and realize that most of
them don't know what they're
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Registration is currently ongo-
ing for the Beaches Soccer League
sponsored by Fletcher High
School soccer teams. Interested
individuals may sign up at Soccer
Stop, 1518 N. 3rd St., Jax Beach
until July 20.
The recreational, five-a-side
league is open to all players 4
years old (by Sept. 2007) through
sixth grade. Games will begin the
week of Aug. 20 and will end by
the week of Oct. 8. All games
played on weekdays at 5:30 p.m.
at the San Pablo fields across from
The $60 registration fee
includes eight games, a shirt and
socks. For more information, con-
tact Mike Levine by phone at 635-
8969 or e-mail at
Beaches Aquatic Pool is offering
swimming lessons for beginners to
intermediates starting May 29.
Each course is for two weeks, four
days per week at a cost of $95.
Morning session includes inter-
mediate classes at 9 a.m., advanced
beginners at 9:30 a.m., beginners
at 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Evening session features begin-
ners at 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.,
advanced beginners at 6:30 p.m.
For more information, contact
the Beaches Aquatic Pool at 246-
A series of summer camps and
programs has been announced by
the Jacksonville Beach Tennis
Center at Huguenot Park.
Beginner adult camp II takes
place from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30
p.m. July 18, 20 and 21.
Beginner junior camp II is from
9 a.m. until 11 a.m. June 25, 27
Beginner junior camp IV is from
9 a.m. until 11 a.m. July 9, 11 and
Intermediate adult camp I will
be from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
July 9, 11 and 12.
Intermediate junior camp II is
from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. July 16,
18 and 19.
Intermediate adult camp II is
slated for 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
July 23, 25 and 26.
Advanced junior camp I will
take place from 9 a.m. until 11
a.m. July 23, 25 and 26.
Advanced junior camp II is 9
a.m. until 11 a.m. August 6, 8 and
Cost of all camps is $45 for six
hours. For more information con-
four teams in the league: the
Dixie Blues, the Clarksville
Fox, the Tennessee Heat and
the Mississippi Rapids. But
Braddock said that the WFL
could add four teams in the
coming years, including fran-
chises in Gainesville and
So far this year, the team is
undefeated with one home
game left on the schedule
against Tennessee, the team
the Dixie Blues beat in the
Superior Bowl. The playoffs
will likely be played in
Clarksville, Tenn., so this will
probably be the last time peo-
ple can see the Dixie Blues in
action. The game will be held
thifg:SWfuifday -at 7 pl.m.- -at-the
tact Huguenot Tennis Center at
Registration is now open for
Beach Girls Fitness, an outdoor fit-
ness program for women. Camps
take place Monday through
Friday at 5:30 a.m. and Monday,
Tuesday and Thursday at 8:15
a.m. For more information phone
Pushpa Dunckldee at 403-9568.
Bolles School, which is located
at 7400 San Jose Boulevard in
Tickets are $10 for adults
and $5 for children. For more
information, go to
www.jaxdixieblues. com, or
call Braddock at 879-6915.
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Adventure Landing and The Blood Alliance want
to make your summer fun by giving you discounts
on Laser Tag, Go-Kart rides, Mini-Golf, and Arcade
tokens at Adventure Landing. Just stop by any of
The Blood Alliance donor centers or bloodmobiles
from now until August 18th, register to donate
blood, and receive your coupon for fun at Adventure
Landing. Don't let the summer pass you by! For
more information, call The Blood Alliance at
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uJ ne 22 2007
Hansbrough mixes passions for film and surfing
By JENNIFER KNOECHEL
Surfing and filming surfers
around the world is a suc-
cessful lifestyle for Josh
Hansbrough. The 24-year-old
Episcopal High and University
of North Florida graduate is
filming surfers for Billabong
DVDs and released his own
full-length DVD, "Surf
Brigade," under his company
Birdman Productions last
"I really like surfing and
that's how I got into video-
making," said Hansbrough,
who majored in broadcasting
"When you're filming
underwater you wear flippers
and swim around out there
like a fish. You have to try to
get in their way; you have to
get right in front of them surf-
ing to get the shot. I've gotten
sucked over the falls and
slammed a few times but
that's the challenge. Get the
shot and get out of there."
"Surf Brigade" is the culmi-
nation of six years of surf
footage featuring local pros
Asher Nolan, Ryan Briggs and
Karina Petroni along with pro
surfers on the world tour Kelly
Slater, Mick Fanning and the
Hobgood brothers. Most of
the footage is from surf trips
to Hawaii and Australia.
"I compiled all the footage
together like a video montage
and action video,"
Hansbrough said. "I like to
watch surf movies to get
pumped up to go surfing so
the DVD is mostly just action
surfing with a little bit of
interviews. It's more exciting
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the production of "Surf
Brigade" and many of the
team riders for Sunrise are fea-
tured on the DVD.
Hansbrough filmed Ryan
Briggs in Puerto Rico and in
Nicaragua and Cody
Thompson in Puerto Rico this
past year for the Billabong
movie "Frothing" which was a
free DVD in the June 2007
issue of Surfer magazine. He
also shot footage of Karina
Petroni surfing in Puerto Rico
for the show, "American Hot
Rod," which is expected to air
on the Learning Channel in
"I was down there [in
Puerto Rico] on a surf trip
with them and filming so the
show [American Hot Rod] will
use some of my clips and I'll
use some of the clips for my
next movie," Hansbrough
"A lot of times we'll get
together for a surf trip and I'll
just film and then use it for
Hansbrough is also one of
the best surfers in North
Florida, according to Mitch
Kaufmann, director of the
North Florida District of the
Eastern Surfing Association.,
Hansborough grew up off
Hodges Boulevard in the West
Beaches and started surfing
when he was about 13 years
old. He has successfully com-
peted in the Eastern Surfing
Association and placed well in
several pro-ams over the years
as well as competed for the
UNF surf team which won the
East Coast surfing champi-
onships collegiate level in
He is sponsored by Sunrise
Surf Shop and local shaper
Whisnant Surfboards and
plans to surf in the men's
division of the East Coast
Championships in Cape
Hatteras, N.C. in September.
"He is a really good kid; one
of the best surfers from North
Florida; he surfs like a pro,"
Kaufmann said. "He got into
the whole filming part of surf-
ing which is another lifestyle.
He's more of a soul surfer who
just wants to travel and he's
doing well with that."
Hansbrough became inter-
ested in video production and
started working for Kaufmann
at Atlantic Video when he was
16 years old. He still works for
Kaufmann while pursuing
other areas of videography
such as the Preservation
Project in Jacksonville, found-
ed by John Delaney as part of
the Better Jacksonville Plan.
"The society works to save
the remaining natural
resources like marsh land
from being leveled and over
developed," Hansbrough said.
Hansbrough recently filmed
wildlife such as fish, ospreys
arid dolphins on the north
side of the Atlantic Boulevard
Bridge next to Dutton Island
for the project.
America's Funniest Videos
has also responded to use one
of his skateboarding clips for
the show and a shot at win-
ning the $10,000 grand prize.
"There's a lot of different
opportunities out there," he
said. "It's an ongoing process
all the time. I want to keep
making surf movies and go on
trips surfing and filming."
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Watch for Read BInGO, Scavenger Hunts,,Art Contests and More at your library.
young people participating in the Summer Reading Challenges will be recog-
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at the conclusion of the summer vacation, you can pick up BinGO cards and
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extended coverage of Surf Culture of the
Beaches, we are having a contest. There
are two ways to win and two great prizes
to start the competition.
The first place winner will receive this
Gravity Skateboard (Value $120). To
win, write, in 100 words or less, a story
about your personal surfing experience.
It could be telling our readers why 3ou
love it, or it might be a highlight of your
lime out there on the waves. Topics:
What surfing means to me or MNy best
surf trip story or A profile of an out-
The second place winner receives a Board
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will want to submit your photographic
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Prizes will be awarded in mid-July so enter today. You may send your fhoto or essay by
email to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail it to: The Beaches Leader, Ponte Vedra
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Local musicians perform
popular music solos or play
with a small band on the lawn
at Bull Park Run in Atlantic
Beach from 6-8 p.m. Sunday.
With the Fourth of July just a
week and a half away, a patriot-
ic theme might be expected.
Families and children are invit-
ed to bring picnics, visit with
neighbors and enjoy the out-
doors and area playground. A
subsequent Acoustics date is
July 22. Songwriters Night will
be held July 8 at the Adele
Grage Cultural Center.
Fun in the Sun
Talbot Island State Parks offer
interpretive programs for the
whole family. A "Nature Hike"
is offered at 2 p.m. Sunday at
Fort George Island Cultural
State Park. Park Ranger Brian
presents a wide assortment of
plants and animals on a
leisurely paced hour-long hike
that begins at the Ribault Club.
Call the Talbot Islands Ranger
Station at 904-251-2320 for
information about the pro-
gram. Visit www.floridas-
tateparks.org for information
on Florida State Parks.
Greek Landing Day
The 21st annual ,Greek
Landing Day Celebration will
be held Friday through Sunday
in St. Augustine. The event
commemorates the arrival of
the first colony of Greeks in
North America. Hundreds of
Greeks came with Minorcans
and Corsicans, registering on
June 26, 1768 with the gover-
nor of the East Florida
Province, colonizing what
would be known as the New
Smyrna Colony. For informa-
tion, call 904-829-8205 or visit
The Ritz Chamber Players'
season finale begins at 7:30
p.m.- Friday in the Jacoby
Symphony Hall of the Center
for the Performing Arts. Tickets
which cost $20, $5 for stu-
dents, can be purchased at 904-
Giuliani Comes to Town
hopeful Rudy Giuliani partici-
pates in a Town Hall Meeting
Friday at FCCJ's downtown
campus, 401 State St. Doors to
the Advanced Technology
Center open at 11 a.m. To
RSVP, e-mail FLevents@join-
rudy2008.com. For informa-
tion, call Northeast Florida
Field Director Kyle Rouse at
State Parks Reduce Fees
To encourage more youth
groups to go camping, the
Department of Environmental
Protection's Florida Park
Service has reduced group
camping fees to $1 per child
and $2 per chaperone per day.
The single fee gives campers
access to all park facilities and
amenities. For. park contact
"Deathtrap" runs to July 15
at the Limelight Theatre.
Showtimes are every Thursday,
Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m.,
and matinees every Sunday at 2
p.m. Tickets are $22 for adults,
$20 seniors and $15 students
and military. The Limelight is
in the Joukowsky Family
Foundation Center for the
Performing Arts, 11 Old
Mission Ave., St. Augustine.
Call the Limelight box office at
904-825-1164 or visit it or its
Changing of the Guard
The guard is changed at twi-
light Saturday in St. Augustine.
The commander of the new
watch puts the replacement
soldiers through a rigorous drill
before they take their posts.
The retiring soldiers clear their
weapons with a blast of musket
fire. The traditional Spanish
military changing of the guard
takes place at 7 p.m. in front of
Government House in the
Plaza de la Constitucion. The
event is free. For information,
See GET OUT, B-6
Folk artist Phil Robinson of Atlantic Beach and curator Lola Haskins outside Robinson's garage
studio in Earleton, Fla. Robinson is holding "Corner Figure," a piece of his primitive folk art.
Robinson finds niche as
a scavenging folk artist
by JOHNNY WOODHOUSE
A tlantic Beach resident
Phil Robinson believes
one person's trash
may be another person's
So Robinson scours dump-
sters; burn piles and the
woods around his 15-acre
farm.near Gainesville for
most of his art supplies.
"I'mr a scavenger at heart,"
Robinson said this week in a
phone interview from :his
farm in Earleton, about 15
miles west of Gainesville.
A retired Duval County
public school teacher and
counselor, Robinson is
quickly making a name for
himself as an emerging folk
His primitive folk art is on
exhibit through June at
Melrose Bay Art Gallery in
The four-room, co-op
gallery is on State Road 26,
between Keystone Heights
Melrose Bay Gallery
describes Robinson as "a
classic, self-taught artist"
who "uses recycled house-
paint, found logs and boards
as substrates and other
objects in his garage-stu-
dio." In other words,
Robinson paints on stuff
,other people throw away,
such as plywood scraps.
Items from his mother's
assortment of buttons and
his father's collection of
hinges prominently decorate
a piece of reclaimed cedar
Robinson calls "Corner
The wood figure is special
to Robinson because both of
his parents died of cancer.
All proceeds from the sale
of Robinson's art is being
donated to Haven Hospice
"It's my way of giving
back," said Robinson, who
has raised more than $3,000
for the non-profit facility on
Material costs are not a
big ticket item for Robinson.
He buys discounted house
paint and shops for other
bits and pieces at recycling
"I enjoy finding things for
free, working with them and
making something nice out
of it," he added.
Robinson got into folk art
after dabbling in organic
farming, following his
retirement from the school
system after 31 years.
When he tired of working
in the garden and the
orchard, he started to tinker
with art in the garage.
Before buying the farm
site in Earleton, Robinson
and his wife, Jane, built two
houses in Atlantic Beach.
They now own a condo at
Earlier this year, Robinson
submitted some of his folk
art for a new artist show at
Melrose Bay Gallery. Then
curator Lola Haskins made a
visit to his garage studio in
"They asked to see more
of my work and then invit-
ed me to do a month-long
show in June," added
Robinson, whose exhibit
opened June 1 with a recep-
tion that included music by
his sister, Paula Tyner.
Before launching into folk
art, Robinson took a water-
color class in Gainesville. It
was not his cup of tea.
"The instructor encour-
aged me to do my own
thing," said Robinson with a
"I'm really enjoying
Melrose Bay Gallery is at
103 State Road 26 at Centre
Call 352-475-3866, or visit
BETHEL GALLERY, 4510 Palm Valley Road,
Ponte Vedra Beach Weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5
(HAO FRAMING 1513 3rd St. N.,
Jacksonville Beach 249-4053.
THE CULTURAL CENTER AT PONTE
'EDRA BEACH 50 Executive Way 280-0614.
Offers classes in a variety of arts. Hours are 10
a.m. 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and is
closed on Sundays.
ECLECTIC-GALLERY, 2405 3rd Street S.
FAIRFAX GALLERY.AT SAWGRASS, 1740
Sawgrass Village Dr., Ponte Vedra Beach 285-
FIRST STREET GALLERY, 216 B First St.,
Neptune Beach 241-6928.
J. JOHNSON GALLERY, 177 4th Ave. N.,
Jacksonville Beach. 435-3200.
NEPTUNE GALLERY, 1250 Beach Blvd. in
the Beach Plaza, Jacksonville Beach. Phone 247-
Carell shines in
It really "is" a miracle.
"Evan Almighty" is the best
fantasy-comedy (and family
film, for that matter) since
1995's "The Santa Clause."
Let me preface by saying "
that I wasn't a fan of this
movie's prequel, "Bruce .
A little of Jim Carrey's mug-
ging goes a long way with me,
and the movie wanted to have
it both ways delivering an
overly preachy message while SaIVE
getting its kicks doing cheap BAILEY
There's a bit of that here, rail the seemingly thousands
and the movie seems pre- of animals that eventually
dictable at first. Steve Carell make their way onto Evan's
revises his brief "Bruce" role as ark.
slick newscaster Evan Baxter, (Shots of animals reacting to
now becoming a rookie stupid human behavior are
Congressman. (Neatly side- usually the sign of desperation
stepped is the issue of how a in a comedy. But this one
TV newsman running for milks every one of them, and
office would accommodate the they all work.)
equal-time rule at his station.) Grounding the entire story
Evan's campaign slogan is in everyday charm and wit is
"Change the world," but he's Steve Carell. Usually, I'm not
quite happy to bask in the any more of a fan of his than
riches of his new huge house of Jim.Carrey. But he plays the
and his political connections, whole thing so earnestly, you
particularly a dug-in dealmak- can't help giving yourself over
er named Long (John to the poor guy. W.C. Fields
Goodman). said never to act with children
Then out of nowhere, God or animals for fear of being
(Morgan Freeman, as smooth upstaged. But the thoroughly
as ever) drops in on Evan to winning Carell turns them all
insure that he makes good on into worthy co-stars.
his campaign promise. This is not to slight the rest
Specifically, he wants Evan to of the fine cast, especially
build an ark that will with- Goodman as the oily politi-
stand an upcoming flood. cian and "Gilmore Girl"
The movie is not particular- Lauren Graham as Evan's
ly surprising in its journey. bewildered wife.
What's refreshing is the steps Like "Santa Clause," screen-
it takes to get there. We won- writer Steve Oedekerk and
der how God will convince director Tom Shadyac went
Evan (and us, the audiences the extra mile to plausibly
that He's the real deal. ground every step of the story,
What's nice is that the resulting in an extremely satis-
movie never cops out. It fying family comedy.
eschews cheap humor to deliv- Lord help me, even the out-
er some genuine laughs and takes are funny.
heart. Arid, dare I say, heaven "Evan Almighty" is rated PG
only knows how the for mild adult language and
moviemakers managed to cor- scenes of peril.
Summer Movie Classics
return this Sunday to
historic Florida Theater
The projectors are polished
and ready to roll at the his-
toric Florida Theatre in
The theater's summer-long
classic film series kicks off at
2 p.m. Sunday with "High
Society," followed July 1 by
"My Fair Lady."
Also on tap this summer:
The Mel Brooks comedy clas-
sic "Young Frankenstein"
(Aug. 12) and director Robert
Altman's "Nashville" (July
Admission is $6. A movie
pass to all 11 films is $40.
Patrons can sit anywhere in
the circa-1927 theater,
including the famous Loge.
Capsule summaries of films
are as follows:
June 24 "High Society"
(1956) 111minutes, color
Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly,
C.K. Dexter-Haven, a suc-
cessful popular jazz musician,
lives in a mansion near his
ex-wife's Tracy Lord's family
She is on the verge of mar-
rying a man blander and
safer than Dex, who tries to
win Tracy's heart again. Mike
Connor, an undercover
tabloid reporter, also falls for
Tracy while covering the
nuptials for Spy magazine.
Tracy must choose between
the three men as she discov-
ers that "safe" can mean
"deadly dull" when it comes
to husbands and life.
Julyl- "My Fair Lady"
(1964) 170m, c
Audrey Hepburn, Rex
See CLASSICS, B-4
The sci-fi classic starring Kevin McCarthy and Dana Wynter is
screened Sunday, Aug. 5, at the historic Florida Theatre.
June 22, 2007
FOR THE SENIORS
Photo by Anthon
"THE WIZARD OF OZ" The classic musical is staged through July 22 at the Alhambra Dinner Theatre, 12000 Beach
Jacksonville. Doors open at 6 p.m. for evening shows. Performances begin at 8 p.m. Matinees are held at 11 a.m. on Saturda'
noon on Sunday. Admission ranges from $39 to $46 for dinner and show. Call 641-1212 for information.
"GUYS AND DOLLS" This musical
is staged at 8 p.m. today and Saturday at
Theatre Jacksonville, 2032 San Marco
Road, Jacksonville. Tickets are $10 for chil-
dren ages 12 and younger, $15 for seniors
and military and $20 for the general pub-
lic. Call 396-4425 for information.
"ROCKY HORROR SHOW" This
stage production is presented at 8 p.m.
every Thursday and 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Friday and Saturdays through July 14 at 5
Points Theater, 1025 Park Street,
Jacksonville. Modified audience participa-
tion is permitted only in the 10:30 p.m.
show. Tickets range from $21 to $34. Call
252-1077 for information.-
"DEATHTRAP" This mystery
thriller is stages at 7:30 p.m every
Thursday through Saturday until July 15
at The Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission
Ave., St. Augustine. Matinee performances
are scheduled at 2 p.m. June 30 and July 7
and 14. A Tuesday show is offered at 7:30
p.m June 26. Tickets range from $15 to
$22. Student rush tickets are $10. Call
(904) 825-1164 for information.
"THE WIZARD OF OZ" The classic
musical is staged through July 22 at the
Alhambra Dinner Theatre, 12000 Beach
Blvd., Jacksonville. Doors open at 6
for evening shows. Performances beg
8 p.m. Matinees are held at 11 a.n
Saturday and noon on Sunday. Admi
ranges from $39 to $46 for dinner
show. Call 641-1212 for information
"LET'S PUT ON A PLAY" A
camps are held through June 29 anc
9-27 at Players by the Sea, 106 6th
N., Jacksonville Beach. Call 249-028
The Players Community
Senior Center, at 175 Landrum
Lane in Ponte Vedra Beach,
presents a mini-version of an
"Antique Roadshow" from 9
a.m.-12 p.m. June 25. All mem-
bers of the community are invit-
ed to bring one or two col-
lectibles/antiques for an adult
"show and tell." Char and Frank
Thorpe, Jacksonville Beach resi-
dents, antique dealers on ebay
and the Internet, and managers
of estate sales in the greater
Jacksonville area, will try to
place a value on each item.
Lunch will be available after the
program. A $5 donation for the
meal will be collected. Call to
reserve a spot for the appraisal
and/or lunch. The number is
Monday Movie Matinees
The remaining June Monday
Movie Matinee at the Neptune
Beach Senior Activity Center,
2004 Forest Avenue, is "The Full
Monte" June 25. To go along
with the film, a bag of popcorn,
candy bar and soft drink is avail-
able for $1. The movie will at
1:30 p.m. July movies are
"Freedom Writers" July 2,
"Notes on a Scandal" July 9,
"Because I Said So" July 16, "A
Good Year" July 23 and "Aurora
Borealis" July 30.
y Hodge Ballroom Dancing
Blvd., Ballroom dancing is offered at
y and 7:30 p.m., Wednesday at the
Beaches Senior Center, 281 19th
Avenue S., Jacksonville Beach.
The cost is $5. For information,
Neptune Beach Senior
The Neptune Beach Senior
p.m. Activity Center, 2004 Forest
gin at Avenue, is open from 9 a.m.-
mi. on 8:30 p.m. Monday, 9 a.m.-10
p.m. Tuesday, 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Friday. Its phone number is 270-
1688; the website is
Monday offers Improve Your
Bridge from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.,
Scrabble 1-4 p.m. July 2 and July
16, Open Bridge Play in the
afternoon, Movie Matinee
Madness 1:30-4 p.m. each
Monday, Aerobics 5:30-6:30
p.m., Beginning Yoga 7-8:30
p.m. and a Reckless Readers
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North Florida residents
accustomed to tiny tree frogs
may feel jumpy a giant
Cuban species has colonized
half the state and is moving
north, a University of Florida
The Cuban tree frog may
threaten its native counter-
parts, said Steve Johnson, an
assistant professor with UF's
Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences. The
amphibians have already
become a nuisance to home-
owners and utilities workers.
Johnson, based at UF's Gulf
Coast Research and Education
Center in Plant City, wrote a
recently published extension
document on Cuban tree
"We don't really know
(how serious the issue is),
"They're not going to
attract the attention of citrus
canker or some other problem
that has huge economic
But "huge" is a good word
to describe the frog, which
can be more than 6 inches
comes to Jacksonville
Curious George will be vis-
iting Jacksonville Saturday,
rain or shine. His first stop
will be at Jacksonville Beach's
Adventure Landing at 1944
Beach Boulevard for an 8 -10
a.m. breakfast buffet. A free
"Meet and Greet," until 1
p.m., will follow breakfast.
Curious George makes his sec-
ond appearance from 3-6 p.m.
at the Adventure Landing on
Blanding Boulevard. The C.G.
appearances are part of
Adventure Landing's 2007
Character Series as it cele-
brates its 12th year of busi-
ness. Scooby-Doo, Dora the
Explorer and Spider-Man have
already appeared, and Hello
Kitty and Care .Bears are still
to come. For information, call
long. Usually creamy white to
light brown, they have large
eyes and rough skin. Their
skin is coated with a secretion
that irritates mucus mem-
branes; Johnson says people
shouldn't touch the animals
Cuban tree frogs adapt well
to residential areas and some-
times enter homes via pipes
and open doors. This can
cause unpleasant surprises for
when the amphibians turn up
in toilets, one of their favorite
"The frogs are around just
about everybody's homes in
South and Central Florida,"
Johnson said. "That may or
may not be a problem,
depending on how wildlife-
friendly you are."
He's more concerned about
the frogs becoming estab-
lished in natural areas. Early
research suggests they may
eliminate native tree frogs by
competing with them for
food and shelter or by simply
devouring them. In one
wooded area, Johnson set up
PVC pipe "homes" to attract
tree frogs for study. He found
130 Cuban tree frogs and no
Johnson has begun a proj-
ect in the Tampa area, where
researchers from UF, the
University of Tampa and a
Florida-based consulting firm,
Associates, will remove
Cuban tree frogs from wet-
lands and investigate the
impact on native species.
He's also testing a commer-
cial animal repellent to see if
it can keep Cuban tree frogs
away from electrical utilities.
The amphibians can cause
blackouts and damage equip-
ment by creating short-cir-
cuits, caused when they con-
tact two surfaces-and one or
both carries an electrical
Initial results suggest the
product repels frogs, Johnson
said: Testing should be fin-
ished in about one month, he
That's good news for
Lakeland Electric, the state's
third-largest public power
utility, said Steve Perkins, a
system operations engineer.
The frogs have been a prob-
lem since the mid-1990s and
now cause two or three black-
outs per week in the spring
Perkins believes power
poles attract the frogs because
they offer shelter for the ani-
mals and the insects they eat.
Native species never caused
blackouts, probably because
they're too small to contact
surfaces that are widely
The company has tried
numerous ways to protect
equipment, installing insulat-
ed disks, tape and tubing.
Though they've never tallied
the frog-related expenses, he
said a single incident can cost
up to $10,000 in repairs.
Cuban tree frogs were intro-
duced to South Florida in the
early 20th century, probably
via shipping crates from the
frog's native habitat, which
includes Cuba, the Bahamas
and the Cayman Islands,
Today, breeding popula-
tions are found in Cedar Key,
Gainesville and Jacksonville,
and lone frogs have been
found in Georgia, South
Carolina and the Florida
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An exhibit of local histor-
ical interest, "Sunken
Treasures of the Maple
Leaf," is currently at at the
Museum of Science & History.
The Maple Leaf, a paddle-
wheel steamer chartered by
the U.S. Army for equipment
and baggage transport during
the Civil War, was sunk by a
Confederate mine floating in
the St. Johns River on April 1,
Artifacts from the ship lay
at the bottom of the St. Johns
near Mandarin Point until
1989 when divers from the St.
Expeditions Inc. brought
them to the surface.
More than a hundred of
these artifacts such as a sol-
dier's personal effects and let-
ters are on display.
"The significance of the ves-
sel and its incredible state of
preservation make this site
the most important Civil War
archaeological site known,"
maritime historian Kevin J.
Foster said in 1994.
Museum hours are 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m. weekdays, 10 to 6
Saturday and 1 to 6 on
Sunday. Admission is $9 for
adults and $7 for children.
Call 398-6674 for informa-
The season finale concert by
the Ritz Chamber Players is
at 7:30 p.m. today at Jacoby
Symphony Hall in the Times
Union Center for the
Performing Arts. The music of
John Stevens, George
Gershwin, Terrence Wilson
and Christopher Rex, among
others, will be performed.
Tickets are $20 for adults
and $5 for students. Call 354-
See the best of local art
starting next Saturday, June
30, at the Nathan H. Wilson
Center for the Arts when the
Jacksonville Coalition of the
Visual Arts opens its summer
Prizes will be awarded at the
opening reception from 6 to 8
p.m. June 30. The show is
judged by Jo Sinclair..
If you like local history and
color, you will enjoy the new
exhibit, "Mayport Now and
Then," which opened this
past week at South Beach
The exhibit contains more
than a dozen paintings in
watercolor, oil and acrylic of
familiar scenes of the old fish-
Violet Flores, a lifelong resi-
dent of the Beaches, captures
the current mood of the vil-
lage in her large oil paintings,
while Clare Morin exhibits
the past with her dock scenes.
See this show through July
2 at 1250 Beach Blvd.,
Jacksonville Beach. Call
Debbie Dellinger at 247-4341
for more information.
The Cummer Museum of
Art & Gardens must be doing
something right when it
announces one of its pro-
grams is a complete sellout a
week before the event.
"Pictures at an
Exhibition," which combines
music with art, is set for 8
Do not miss the current
exhibition, "Rather Strange
Kandinsky and Mondrian
from the Munson-Williams-
Proctor Museum, which will
be on exhibit through August
The second exhibit,
"Tradition in Transition:
Russian Icons in the Age of
Romanovs," will be on exhib-
it through Sept. 2. Classes for
adults and children are ongo-
ing during the summer
months at the museum. Call
Do not forget Target-free
Wednesday nights at the
Jacksonville Museum of
You can have dinner at Cafe
Nola and attend a movie. This
coming Wednesday night the
movie is "The Iron Giant."
Call 366-6911. ext. 231 for
The museum will be closed
Players By-The-Sea will have
a summer show, "Bat Boy
The Musical," with show
dates of July 13, 14, 18, 20,
21, 26, 27 and 28. Tickets will
be $25 for adults and $18 for
students. Call 249-0529 for
Also a drama camp will be
held from July!9-27. "The
theater is at 106 6th St. N.,
The Women's Center of
Jacksonville will open a new
exhibit, "Lost and Found,"
on July 5 with a reception
from 6 to 8 p.m. at their Art
and Soul Gallery.
Archway Franiing and
Gallery, formerly 228 3rd
Ave. N., Jacksonville Beach,
has moved. Call 249-2222 for
Nature-Mixed media and
paper workshop," will be
presented by Sarah Crooks at
the Cummer Museum of Art
& Gardens on Saturday, July
14 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30
A catered box lunch is
included in the price of $52
for members and $72 for non-
members. Call 356-6857.
"Iverskaia Mother of God," tempera on wood with silver gilt, filigree enamels, and seed pearls, from the Collection of Hillwood
Museum & Gardens. The piece is part of a new exhibit of Russian paintings at the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens.
An artist reception will be
held today from 6 p.m. to 8
p.m. at the GTM Research
Education Center in South
Ponte Vedra Beach.
Meet Harry Hellas, whose
photography will be on dis-
play through Sept. 15 at 505
Guana River Road.
Refreshments will be served.
RSVP to Diana Eissing at 823-
The First Coast Pastel
Society of Atlantic Beach is
holding its annual exhibition
at Marker 32, 14549 Beach
Featured artists are Jane
Alexander, Jan Bialka, Jean
Ballow, Virginia Ford, Arlene
Hanley, Launa Hanley, Claire
Morin, Perry Russell and Ruth
The show, "Suns and
Squalls," runs through July
31. For more details, call
Virginia Ford at 249-2690.
Are the tax cuts worth the
cost to you? If you are inter-
ested in the arts, the cuts will
cost you much.
Many do not realize how
much our museums, theaters,
symphony and schools
depend on government
"Tsotsi" is screened today at
At least 30 cultural organi-
zations in Jacksonville apply
annually for tax dollars in
order to exist or to stay afloat,
The help these dollars pro-
vide is not a luxury; it is a
necessity. So what are we
going to do about this tax?
Accept the loss or try to
restore the necessary funding
to keep our city and state cul-
Think about it. It is not too
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and make intelligent ones.
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'Last Stand' well done complement to '300'
by SARAH LINWOOD
y now, most regular
moviegoers are familiar
with 'The 300," the epic
tale of the 480 B.C. Battle of
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In those days, ordinary peo-
ple voting and the "one man,
one vote" concept was a tiny
candle flame among a bonfire
of dictatorial and monarchist
Though the silver screen's
"300" lightly touched on this,
it's too heavy a concept for the
commercial draw needed to
make such films profitable.
Apparently realizing this,
lV's History Channel commis-
sioned Limulus Productions to
tell the REAL story and starkly
lay out its implications. Using
sophisticated digital animation
along with live but unknown
actors, it's all here the blood,
barbarity and the legend.
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imagine, is really the back-story
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gigantic Asian empire seeking
to expand its wealth and
power. There was much person-
al animosity behind the war,
extreme hostility that began
more than 150 years before.
Generations on both sides of
the battle understood what
they were fighting for, though
on both sides there were those
merely for booty.
Politicians played a part in
the war too, and they're por-
trayed much as they are today.
When it was convenient for
them to tell the truth, they did.
When it was expedient to lie,
they employed this tactic.
Seeing things then and
events today run parallel is
enough to give the philosopher
o'igenes and lis search for an"
honest man deeper meaning -
than "just another story."
Though most focus on the
300 Spartans who fought to the
death, the battle actually had
many sides..,Touched but light-
ly in "The 300" was the naval
engagement that was just as
critical to the war, a side thor-
oughly and entertainingly (if
war can entertain!) explored in
People and horses had to eat,
have medical care and be taken
care of in myriad ways, espe-
cially the Persians during their
trek from Asia. Those behind
the scenes in all wars, such as
engineers, produced works that
made the battle possible.
Though it may have been
the Classical World where elec-
tricity, steam engines, gunpow-
der and radio communications
weren't even dreamt about,
people then were as clever, if
not more, than the people of
History or war buffs will find
"Last Stand" an incredibly well
done complement to the silver
screen version. The tactics used
at Thermopylae are taught in
today's military academies in
nearly every country; by the
time you read this, "Last
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Bravery and honor never
become obsolete, concepts
both flicks teach well.
1408, Rated PG13. Fri.-Thurs., 12:40,
4:20, 7:30, 10:10.'
Evan Almighty. Rated PG. Fri.-Thurs.,
11:55 a.m., 12:25, 12:55, 2:30, 3:00, 4:00,
5:00, 5:30, 7:15, 7:45, 8:15, 9:35, 10:05,
A Mighty Heart. Rated R. Fri.-Thurs.,
11:55 a.m., 2:40, 5:10, 8:00, 10:30.
Fantastid Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.
Rated PG. Fri.-Thurs., Noon, 12:30, 1:00,
2:30, 3:00, 3:30, 4:45, 5:15, 5:45, 7:10,
Continued from B-i
'woman's director," George
Cukor (The Women, The
Philadelphia Story), trans-
formed Audrey Hepburn into
lady Eliza Doolittle in this film
version of the Lemer and Loewe
Based on George Bernard
Shaw's play Pygmalion, My Fair
Lady stars Rex Harrison as lin-
guist Henry Higgins (Harrison
also played the role, opposite
JuliC Andrews, on stage), who
draws Eliza into a social experi-
ment that works almost too
The letterbox edition of this
film on video certainly pays
tribute to the pageantry of
Cukor's set, but it also under-
scores a certain visual stiffness
that can slow viewer enthusi-
asm just a tad. But it's really star
wattage that keeps this film
exciting, that and such great
songs as "On the Street Where
You Live" and "I Could Have
Danced All Night."
Actor Jeremy Brett, who
gained a huge following later in
7:40, 8:10, 9:25, 10:15, 10:45.
Nancy Drew. Rated PG. Fri.-Thurs.,
12:25, 5:05, 7:25, 9:45.
Ocean's Thirteen. Rated R. Fri.-Thurs.,
1:05, 4:00, 7:35, 10:20.
Surf's Up. Rated R. Fri.-Thurs., 12:10,
2:25, 4:30, 7:20, 9:30.
Knocked Up. Rated R. Fri.-Thurs., 12:15,
4:05, 7:00, 9:50.
Mr. Brooks. Rated
4:15, 7:35, 10:15.
Bing Crosby in "High Society"
life portraying Sherlock Holmes,
is quite electric as Eliza's deter-
July 8 "The Three Faces of
Eve" (1957) 91m, b/w
Joanne Woodward, Lee J.
Eve White is a quiet, mousy,
unassuming wife and mother
who keeps suffering from
headaches and occasional black
outs. Eventually she is sent to
see psychiatrist Dr. Luther, and,
R. Fri.-Thurs., 1:10,
while under hypnosis, a whole
new personality emerges: the
racy, wild, fun-loving Eve Black.
Under continued therapy, yet a
third personality appears, the
relatively stable Jane. This film,
based on the true-life case of a
multiple personality, chronicles
Dr. Luther's attempts to recon-
cile the three faces of Eve.
July 15 "Pillow Talk"
(1959) 102m, c
Rock Hudson, Doris Day,
A womanizing music com-
poser repeatedly antagonizes
the other half of his party line
when she complains of his con-
stant telephone use.
Mutual hatred ensues,
though the two had never pre-
Later, he manipulates her into
falling in love with him by
adopting the persona of a
Southern Gentleman and play-
ing this personality off of his
own in a series of occasionally
tag-team "three-way" party line
A delightfully charming piece
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's
End. Rated PG13. Fri.-Thurs., 11:50 a.m.,
3:30, 7:10, 10:40..
Shrek the Third. Rated PG. Fri.-Thurs.,
12:20, 2:35, 4:55, 7:05, 10:00.
Paris Je T'aime. Rated R. Fri.-Thurs.,
12:05, 2:50, 5:25, 7:45, 10:25.
Waitress. Rated PG13. Fri.-Thurs., 12:50,
4:10, 6:55, 9:55.
Jindabyne. Rated R. Fri.-Thurs., 12:35,
4:35, 7:50, 10:35.
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Ocean Club, 401 1st
Street Njorth, Jacksonville
Ragtime Tavern, Seafood
& Grill, 207 Atlantic Blvd.,
Atlantic Beach 241-7877.
The Ritz, 139 3rd Ave.,
Jay Beach, 246-2255.
Sawgrass, 43 PGA Tour
Blvd, Ponte Vedra Beach v
Shelby's Coffee Shoppe,
200 1st Street, Neptune
Spare Time Tavern and
Grille, 1728 3rd St. N.,
Jacksonville Beach 246-
Vedra Park Drive,
Vedra Beach Beach
e erT Steakhouse 725-6
Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic
Twisted Martini, 822 A1A N., Ponte
Vedra Beach 285-0991.
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4. "U + UR Hand" Pink
(LaFace) No. 2
5. "Before He Cheats" Carrie
Underwood (Arista Nashville)
6. "What I've Done" Linkin
Park (Machine Shop) No. 8
7. "Girlfriend" Avril Latigne
(RCA) No. 5
8. "Summer Love" Justin
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10. "Give It to Me"
Timbaland Featuring Nelly
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1. "Moments" Emerson Drive
(Midas) Last Week: No. 2
2. "Ticks" Brad Paisley (Arista
Nashville) No. 3
3. "Good Directions" Billy
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4. "High Maintenance
Woman" Toby Keith (Show
Dog Nashville) No. 5
5. "Find Out Who Your
Friends Are" Tracy Lawrence
(Rocky Comfort) No. 8
6. "Settlin"' Sugarland
(Mercury) No. 1
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8. "Wrapped" George Strait
(MCA Nashville) No. 10
9. "Stand" Rascal Flatts (Lyric
Street) No. 6
10. "Wasted" Carrie
Underwood (Arista Nashville)
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1. "Change" Kimberley Locke
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2. "Glamorous" Fergie
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3. "You're the One" Ono
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4. "I Want Your Love" Jody
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5. "Read My Mind" The
Killers (Island) No. 1
6. "Que Hiciste" Jennifer
Lopez (Epic/Sony BMG Norte)
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and Shakira (Music
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9. "He's Alive" A Girl Called
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Symphony Chorus performs
with guest barbershop
champion quartet HotShots
a,t 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Saturday in the terry theater
at the Times-Union Center
for the Performing Arts, 300
W. Water Street,
Jacksonville. Tickets are $15
for the matinee, $20 for the
evening performance. Call
354-5547 for information.
Blues prodigy Conrad
Oberg with his band The
One Elevens at 8 p.m.
Saturday at 9th & Main,
1850 N. Main Street,
Jacksonville. Admission is
$10 for general admission,
$5 for those under 15. Call
353-6002 for information.
The St. Augustine Jazz
Society hosts a jazz jam
from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at
Panama Hattie's, 361 A1A
Beach Blvd., St.. Augustine.
Call 471-2192 for informa-
Acoustic songwriters will
gather from 6 to 8 p.m.
Saturday at Bull Park in at
Atlantic Beach. Call 247-
5824 for information.
Wes Borland's new project
Black Light Burns performs
with guest Horse the Band
Saturday at Freebird Live,
200 N. 1st Street,
Jacksonville Beach. Tickets
are $10. call 246-BIRD for
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Williams-Sonoma at St. Johns
Tobwn Center is offering cooking
classes this month. Previous
classes have included Cooking
with Kids: Healthful Snacks and
Basics for the Bride and Groom.
June 26 presents Cooking
Together. That class, which will
be held from 7-9 p.m., costs
$35. For information, call 904-
Movies at Beaches Library
The Beaches Branch Library,
600 N. Third St., Neptune
Beach, has offered four movies
in the "Goin' Ape" series this
month. The final film, the 2005
remake of "King Kong" starring
Naomi Watts and Jack Black,
will be shown at 5:30 p.m. June
28. Call 241-1141.
Valley of Dreams
TPC Sawgrass -hosts a charity
event, "Valley of Dreams," June
28-29 that benefits the HEAL.
(Healing Every Autistic Life)
Jenny McCarthy, whose 4-year-
old son has autism, is guest
host. Activities include a charity
dinner and gala June 28 and the
first Bobby Weed/Pete Dye
Charity Classic Golf
Tournament June 29. For infor-
mation, call 285-5651 or visit
Author at Bookmark
Ference Mate will be at The
Bookmark, 299 Atlantic Blvd.,
Atlantic Beach at 7 p.m. June 28
to read from and sign copies of
his new sea adventure novel,
"Ghost Sea," an anthropologi-
cal thriller whose main charac-
ter is Dugger, an outlaw sea cap-
tain. Ferenc Mate is a seafarer
himself who, when he's not sail-
ing somewhere in the world,
runs with his family the Mate, a
winery based in a 13th-century
friary. For information, call 241-
ACCORD, under sponsorship
from Northrop Grumman
Corp., launches the first phase
of the Freedom Trail Project
with the unveiling of 10 histor-
ical markers that mark sites
where civil rights activities took
place during the American Civil
Rights Movement of St.
Augustine. The public is invited
to attend all events, which
begin with the Freedom Trail
launch- ceremony -ain private
tours, which are free, from 9
a.m.-1 p.m. June 30. The launch
ceremony will be held at the
Willie Galimore Community
Center, 399 S. Riberia St. The
two tours start at 10 a.m. and 11
a.m. July 1 offers a private tour,
which is free but by reservation
only, that begins at 2 p.m. at the
Galimore Center. For reserva-
tions, call Gwen at 386-986-
4121. The first Freedom Trail
luncheon and private tour will
be held July 2. The reservations-
only tour, which is free, begins
from the Casa Monica Hotel at
95 Cordova St. at 10 a.m. The
Freedom Trail luncheon,
"Honoring True American
Heroes," will be held from 11:30
a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Casa
Monica. Admission is with a
$30 donation. Keynote speaker
will be attorney Dan Warren. To
purchase luncheon tickets, call
Carrie Johnson at 904-825-1194
or Gwen at 386-986-4121.
Opera and Chansons
The Orange Park Chorale
presents "Opera et Chansons,"
an evening of singing by
Soprano Michelle Brock-Kemp,
Mezzo-Soprano Nathalie Fares
and Baritone Clinton M.H.
Weinberg, accompanied by
Bonita Wyke. The presentation
beg s, at 7 pa.Jqune 30 at St.
Mark's Lutheran Church, 3976
Hendricks Avenue. For informa-
tion, call 904-386-6308 or visit
The fifth annual Sea Turtle
Show to benefit the Beaches Sea
Turtle Patrol runs to July 1 at
Friday, June 22
Fletcher '77: Fletcher's Class
of 1977 holds is 30th reunion
Friday and Saturday. The main
event is a Saturday dinner, the
price of admission being $30
per person. The Reunion
Committee may be contacted
by calling Mary Buyno at 904-
Saturday, June 23
American Red Cross:
American Red Cross first aid,
CPR and Automated External
Defibrillator (AED) course will
be offered from 9:30 a.m. to
5:30 p.m. at the USO, 2560
Mayport Road, Atlantic Beach.
Anyone with a military ID gets
a $5 discount. For information
or to register, call the Mayport
service center at 246-1395.
Safe Boating Saturdays: Safe
Boating Saturdays will be held
June 23 and July 21 at the
Captain's Club, 13363 Beach
Blvd. America's Boating
Course, conducted by Beaches
Flotilla 14-4 of the Coast Guard
Auxiliary, runs from 7:30 a.m.-
5 p.m. each of, the Saturdays.
Each class costs $25. For infor-
mation or to register, call Mike
Christnacht at 502-9154.
Support A Vision: The 11th
annual Beaches Lions Club
"Support A Vision" golf tourna-
ment will start at 12:30 p.m. at
Jacksonville Beach Golf Club. A
$100 donation will give an
organization a sign and up to
four lines of advertising on one
of the tournament holes.
Donations should be sent to
Jacksonville Beach Lions Club,
14191 Beach Blvd.-Suite 5,
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250.
The event raised $8,000-9,000
last year for the community's
less fortunate. For tournament
information, call Carl Harrell at
868-9683 or e-mail
Women's Health' Event: The
Jacksonville Beach Wal-Mart
'hosts the fifth annual
"Speaking of Women's Health"
community event from 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m. The event encourages
women to embrace the.
Speaking of Women's Health
motto: Be Strong. Be Healthy.
Be in Charge. Speaking of
Women's Health will give away
its book, "Love Notes to Our
Moms and Other Women of
Influence." The book features
letters written, by celebrities
and female leaders, as well as
recipes with photos. Wal-Mart
provides an unrestricted educa-
tional grant to Speaking of
Women's Health. For informa-
tion, visit www.speakingof-
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Street, Neptune Beach. Artists
have grouped together to dis-
play sea turtle-themed artwork.
A portion of sea turtle artwork
proceeds will be donated to the
Sea Turtle Patrol. For informa-
tion, call the Gallery at 241-
6928 or visit www.firststreet-
The Friends of the Guana
Tolomato Matanzas National
Estuarine Research Reserve
(GTMNERR), in partnership
with Coastal Outdoor Center,
will offer four kayak tours of the
Guana River in July. The events
will be held July 2, July 14, July
16 and July 31, all from 10 a.m.
to 12 p.m. Participants will use
double kayaks. Cost of this
event, which is appropriate for
age 15 and up, is $45 per per-
son. All kayaking equipment,
instruction, reserve entry fee
and tour and bottled water are
included. Call the Coastal
Outdoor Center at 904-471-
4144 to reserve a space.
Photographer Carl Miller's
"Mayport: a disappearing fish-
ing village" .exhibition will be
on display July 2-Sept. 3 at First
Street Gallery,' 216-B First St.,
Neptune Beach. An opening
reception will be held for Miller
from 7-9 p.m. July 6. First Street
Gallery is open from 10 a.m.-6
p.m. Monday-Saturday. and
from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. It
stays open until 9 p.m. Friday.
For information, call 241-6928
or visit www.firststreetgaller-
Fourth of July
The annual Fourth of July
Liberty Celebration will be held
from 6-10 p.m. at the Sea Walk
Pavilion in Jacksonville Beach.
Fireworks begins at 9:30 p.m.
First Wednesday Art Walk
Wednesday Art Walk runs from
5-9 p.m. July 4. The free event,
sponsored by Downtown
Vision, Inc., features exhibi-
tions, music and refreshments.
For information, call 904-634-
First Friday Gallery n 'alk ,
A First Friday (Galler) Walk is
held from 5-9 p.m. the first
Friday of every month in St.
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Beaches Aquatic Center
297 Aquatic Drive (behind Publix)
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entertainment and refresh-
ments. Tours begin at
Rembrandtz Fine Gifts for Fun
People, 131 King Street. Trolleys
offer a complimentary shuttle
service, running on a continu-
ous loop every 30 minutes, to
most of the galleries. For infor-
mation, call 904-829-0065 or
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Speed Dating Event
A speed-dating event for sin-
gle professionals will be held
July 10 at Fionn MacCool's,
333 1st St. N., Jacksonville
Beach. The evening begins at
6:30 p.m. for singles 37-55,
then again at 8:20 p.m. for sin-
gles 27-45. Each costs $35.
Online registration is required.
JCA Film Series
The Jewish Community
Alliance, 8505 San Jose Blvd.,
presents the movie "Broken
Wings" at 7:30 p.m. July 1-2.
The film's showing is free. For
information, call 904-730-2100.
The final event in the three-
race 21st Beaches Fine Arts
Series Triathlon series will be
held July 14 starting at the
Mickler's Landing beach access
in Ponte Vedra Beach. It will fea-
ture a quarter-mile ocean swim,
10.5-mile bike ride and 5K[3.1-'
mile] run. The race begins at 7
a.m. Registration for adults is
$60, $55 for youth and $180 for
team. For information, call 270-
-. ~' r'.
Friends of Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve host an artist's
reception featuring "North Florida Wild," the works of St. Augustine native Harry Hellas, from
6-8 p.m. Friday. Original works will be on display through Sept. 15 at the Research Reserve's
Environmental Education Center. Information on North Florida Wild can be found at
www.northfloridawild.com. To make a reception reservation, call 904-823-4500. The GTM
Research Reserve Environmental Education Center is at 505 Guana River Road, South Ponte
Happy Birthday Chris
We love and miss you
every moment of every day.
Dad, Mom, Shadd and Kaylee
Chris lays above us in the sky
looking down and wondering why -
Chris asks God, "Why did I have to die so young?"
And God says, "Well, you see, son,
You're better off here with me...
You're closer to your loved ones than you'll ever be!"
With twinkling blue eyes Chris looks up to
God and says, "Yes, now I see!"
So the next time you look up in the sky -
Smile, wave and say I love you
because Chris is up there doing the same.
Summer Jazz Concert Series
The second evening in the
sixth annual Jacksonville Beach
Summer Jazz Series at the Sea
Walk Pavilion July 15 features
Kai Alece at 5 p.m., Joyce
Cooling at 6 p.m. and Michael
Lington at 7:30 p.m. The August
19 headliner, at 7:30 p.m., is
Nick Colionne. Colionne fol-
lows the Navy Band Southeast
Jazz Ensemble at 5 p.m. and
Janita at 6 p.m. The concert
series is free and open to the
public. Those who attend can
bring blankets or lawn chairs
and enjoy refreshments avail-
able from local vendors. For
information, call the
Jacksonville Beach Events
Hotline at 247-6100, press 3, or
v i s i t
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Dog obedience class taught
Dog obedience classes sponsored by the city of
Jacksonville Beach will be held six Tuesday evenings at the
city's Recreation Department on Penman Road beginning
Enrollment is for dogs 12 weeks and older, and the
fee is $65. .Classes are held at 321 Penman Road,
Classes will focuson canine manners using moti-
vationabliethods and include discussion about behav-
The June 26 class, scheduled 7:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., will
be limited to registration and orientation. Humans only
The remaining five classes are held 7:15 p.m. to 8
p.m. consecutive Tuesdays beginning July 3.
Class size is limited to 12. and preregistration is
required by calling the instructor, Colleen Whalen, at
Natural remedies to clean your home
How many household
cleaning products are
sitting under your
sink? Americans plunk down
billions of dollars each year
on germ warfare to keep their
homes more sanitized and
better smelling. Seeing that
we all probably have at least
a couple of cleaning prod-
ucts, the question is, are they
all necessary? The even big-
ger question is: are they safe?
Many say no. According to
the EPA, many everyday
household cleaners present a
real health risk, and it's no
wonder given their ingredi-
ents. Formaldehyde, petrole-
um and sodium hypochlorite
(bleach) are just a few toxins
proven to contribute to
memory loss, asthma attacks
and dizziness, to name just a
We aren't the only ones at
risk; these substances are
harmful to the earth. Once
flushed down the drain (or
tossed into a landfill) clean-
ing products live a second
life as major pollutants of the
water and air. (And we
thought these cleaners were
doing us a favor!)
Luckily, safer biodegradable
products are popping up
*daily, giving us alternatives
to toxic cleaners. Some are
available at major grocery
chains, but a wider range of
products are available in
health food stores and
online. You can also make
your own effective cleaners
from stuff you have around
the house. (Certain jobs may
require the use of borax and
hydrogen peroxide that,
while natural, are poisonous.)
The next time it's time to
clean, try one of these natu-
HEIDI BAKER and
ral solutions. Remember to
test them first in an incon-
spicuous place for staining.
We encourage you to share
some of your home remedies
with us, too!
Mix together equal parts
vinegar and water in a spray
bottle to clean surfaces. Wipe
away with newspaper for
Forget polishers! A dry
cloth and baby oil will keep
your faucet handles looking
Sprinkle baking soda onto
the carpet. Let it sit for a half
hour and then vacuum it up.
Also, adding a little essential
oil to the baking soda com-
bined with equal parts corn-
starch (how much cornstarch
and soda you need depends
on the area you are covering)
Combine equal parts vine-
gar and water in a spray bot-
tle and wet the stained area.
Then scrub with a sponge
until the stain lifts. Another
tried-and-true method: Spray
shaving cream onto the stain,
let it sit for a half hour, and
then remove with a sponge.
Combine vinegar and
lemon juice in a spray bottle
with a pinch of salt. Let the
mixture sit on the mildewy
surface but don't wipe it
Mix one cup hydrogen per-
oxide to three cups of water
and apply to surface with a
Natural remedies can have
the same cleaning power as
store-bought cleaners minus
the toxicity. If mixing up a
solution before you even
start cleaning seems like too
much work, try out some of
the natural cleaners on the
market. Seventh Generation,
Gaiam, and Ecover all make
natural cleaners and personal
care products that are afford-
able and eco-friendly.
Going green clean means a
safer home overall by limit-
ing your family's (and the
earth's) exposure to danger-
ous chemicals. Plus, it's so
easy you'll probably never
For more great tips on how to
create a home you love, visit
Lockwood shaly loam soil
produces more complex wine
Butch Lindley doesn't look
like a guy to associate
with grapes. White-haired,
stocky and with big mitts, he's
more like a cross between an
elected official and a Vietnam
veteran. Well, he's both of
those, but along the way he
found grapes too.
Today, he's one of three part-
ners in Lockwood Vineyard
Winery where, aside from his
public duties as a county com-
missioner, he helps assemble
these terrific wines.
Mr. Lindley and his wife were
in Annapolis recently for a
friend's wedding and shared
with us his recent releases.
Made in Monterey County -
hot days, cool nights and short
on rain these wines are con-
sistent, focused on fruit and
with the Bordeaux varieties at
Lockwood is named after the
soil Lockwood shaly loam -
that is made up of crushed fos-
silized seashells. Vines struggle
to grow through this seemingly
impossible soil, but the result is
a more complex wine. There is
only one other region in
California with this soil.
The winemaker is Larry.
Gomez, who recently returned
to Lockwood after stints at J.
Lohr and Wild Horse. His expe-
and PATRICK DARR
'The Wine Guys'
rience will lend new expertise
to Lockwood's red-wine pro-
Lockwood's trophy wine' is its
Partner's Reserve ($20), only
in its second vintage. Although
its dominated by cabernet
sauvignon (95 percent), it's call
"red wine" every vintage
because the winemaker wants
the option to use other grape
varieties. The 2004 has 5 per-
cent malbec in the blend. A
great value, it sports luscious
black cherry fruit, firm tannins
and a soft mouthfeel. The fruit-
forward style of this wine
makes it enjoyable for current
drinking, a goal of the owners,
says Mr. Lindley.
We also liked the Lockwood
Vineyard Merlot 2004 ($13)
with its silky tannins, spice,
cherry, blueberry and chocolate
The Lockwood Vineyard
Block 7 Pinot Noir 2005 ($21)
represents a shift for the pro-
ducer which had avoided the
fickle grape until the movie
"Sideways" compelled them to
reconsider. Mr. Lindley said he
saw his merlot sales drop when
the movie's main character
denigrated the grape variety.
Unfortunately, the Lockwood
merlot is a better wine that
shouldn't be ignored by merlot
If you are looking for a red to
serve with tonight's dinner, the
Lockwood Vineyard Cabernet
Sauvignon 2005 ($13) repre-
sents a great value. Blended
with malbec and syrah, it has a
soft texture and generous black-
WINE OF THE WEEK
Reserve Meritage 2003 ($12).
Heritage often signals "expen-
sive," but here is a reasonably
priced blend of cabbemet sauvi-
gnon (49 percent), merlot and
cabernet franc from a variety of
California regions. It may not
be unique, but it's a good drink
for the money.
eBud Beech Summer
Camps at Nease High School,
for boys and girls ages 6 to 15,
offers five camps: Basketball,
Soccer, Flag Football,
Cheerleading. Four-day ses-
sions are held June 25-28, July
9-12, July 16-19, July 23-26,
July 30-Aug. 2, Aug. 6-9 and
Aug. 13-16. The cost is $55 per
half-day sessions (9 a.m. to 12
p.m. or 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.)
and $95 for full-day sessions (9
a.m. to 3 p.m.). The program
also offers round-trip bus trans-
portation from Ponte Vedra
Beach ($10 for a session) and
has a lunch program ($12 per
session). Staff is selected from
Nease High's top graduates.
Questions can be answered and
applications obtained by e-
mailing Beech at beechjr@com-
cast.net orby calling 686-4075.
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A $25 deposit is required for
each session attended; a $10,
deposit is required for each
eVolleyball Clinics at Nease
High, operated by Bud Beech
Summer Camps, are offered to
boys and girls ages 10-15 on
Friday (there is no volleyball
clinic July 7). A half-day clinic,
9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., costs $20;
full-day clinics, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.,
cost $30. The fee includes pizza
lunch and Ponte Vedra bus
route. For an application, e-
mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For
information, call 686-4075.
SCraig Howard Football
Camps, brochures can be
-Bigger, Faster, Stronger
Camp, for players entering 8th
grade through 12th grade, is
being held Monday-Thursday
to July 26 at Nease High
Shop. lHours ar,e,7,11:30,a,m.
for 10th-, 11th- and 12th-
graders and 7-9 a.m. for 8th-
and 9th-graders. The cost is
$150 per athlete. To register,
sign the consent form and
send check and registration
form to Coach Howard Camp,
c/o Karen Overleese,. 180
'Azalea Point Dr. South, Ponte
Vedra Beach, FL 32082 by June
8. For questions, call. Howard
*Ponte Vedra Golf and
Country Club at Sawgrass
offers summer fun for children
from the ages of 6-14. Camp
runs from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Tuesday through Friday and
ends Aug. 3. Member's camp is
$195 per child per week; non-
members can participate for
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Coffee brewed low-tech is
flavorful, easy on stomach
up the house
in the morn-
ing the way coffee
can. But if coffee
bothers your stom-
ach do you forgo
aroma and morning
delight? This was
my dilemma. It
seemed that coffee
and I were about to
go our separate
ways. I thought I
would have to give
up drinking coffee
and I pined for
that heady, roasted
aroma. It only
took me going 2,000 miles from
home to find out that a simple
appliance could bring back my joy
of drinking coffee again. Although
I typically write about home clean-
ing, decorating and furnishing, I
hope you will indulge me as I
write about one of my favorite
delights in my living space cof-
Recently I returned from a trip
to Costa Rica. It's a beautiful coun-
try of lush rainforests, verdant pas-
tures, and nine volcanoes. Because
of the altitude, the air is cooler in
the summer than it is here and
mornings there are spent sitting
outside enjoying a cup of locally-
grown coffee enjoying cool breezes
on the patio. Having returned
after three years, I'd forgotten my
past trip where I learned how to
brew coffee in a way that would
allow me to enjoy two big cups
without the usual stomach upset.
During a tour of a coffee farm,
or finca, I drank a cup of delicious
coffee called "Tres Generaciones"
from the Doka Estate coffee farm.
Our guide offered me another cup,
which I politely refused explaining
about my tender stomach. He said
the coffee was brewed Costa Rican
style and not with an American
drip coffee maker, which he said is
the reason that Americans com-
plain about coffee bothering their
stomachs. Our knowledgeable
guide told us that Costa Ricans use
boiling water to make coffee, pass-
ing it through a traditional cloth
filter attached to a wooden stand,
called a chorreador.
He explained how the boiling
water released the flavorful oils in
the coffee that also coat the stom-
ach and won't
L problems. Drip cof-
degree water that
T isn't hot enough to
release the oils -
and all their flavor
only the caffeine
S- is released which,
he said, causes the
Our guide suggested
we use a French
WEBER press-style coffee
LUMNIST maker when we
LUMNIST returned home.
That was three
years ago and not
one stomachache in all that time.
But what impressed me on my
return are the customary chor-
reador coffee makers in Costa Rica.
Hot, boiling water is poured into it
and allowed to release all the cof-
fee's goodness. The chorreadors
were plentiful in souvenir shops in
Costa Rica when we last visited,
but weren't as plentiful this trip.
Sadly, simple customs often fade
as technology grows. Even so, this
low-tech method of applying heat
to water and passing it through
coffee grounds will produce an
outstanding cup of coffee that
won't cause your stomach to both-
er you and will surpass the flavor
of drip coffeemakers.
Looking down the grocery aisles
looking at the many choices of
home air fresheners I am struck by
the sheer abundance of scents and
delivery methods. From sprays to
plug-ins, air fragrance manufactur-
ers miss the two smells that most
make me think of home: Coffee
and bacon. Although I don't think
we'll see those scents on the
shelves anytime soon, I do hope
you'll try making coffee with a
chorreador, French press or Melitta
manual drip-style coffee maker.
You might find that in addition to
tasting better, your stomach might
also thank you, and your house
will still be filled with that glori-
ous coffee aroma.
Kathryn Weber is a home and dec-
orating columnist who publishes the
Real Home E-Zine. She welcomes
your comments and questions. For
more information, go to
www.kathryn-weber.com or email
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Coffee makers that use boiling water, such as a French press, extract more flavorful oils from the coffee that may also
prevent stomach upset and produce a richer cup of coffee.
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lbed/lbath, tiled screened patio, all appl.
Duplex 2/1.5 $139k each
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OAK HARBOR GEM, totally gutted & ren-
ovated 4BR/2BA, 1600sf, 1 block to boat
ramp, 5 minutes to beach, $25,000 under
appraisal, $219,900. 246-6337
Home on large lot. 95x190 extending .thru
canal. Asking $425,000 will consider an
offer. Call 226-6673 Vincent Roland or
249-2268 Rose Roland.
HIDDEN PARADISE SUB. 2-story 3/2.5'
wbonus room, FP, pool, jacuzzi. Motivat-
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ICW POOL'home, 3BR/ 2BA. Reduced. 6 BLOCKS TO OCEAN
24hr recorded info. (904)421-9410 ext. 3BR/1BA, carport w/ laundry room.
1120. $295K. 601 7th Ave. S., Jax Beach,
PVB SAWGRASS Players UIUb.
3BR/2.5BA, lake front, deck & garage.
Comm. pool, remodeled, resort living,
FSBO, $359,000 (904)962-0197.
PVB LOADED, 4BR/3BA, beach access,
reat kids neighborhood, large MBR,
-NAVIGABLE WATERFRONT, $517,000,
Isle of Palm, Jax Beach, 3/2, 4121 Coqui-
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BY OWNER, Jax Beach, 3/1, pool, fire-
place, close to beach, $309,500,
247-0168 or 982-0039.
QUIET NEIGHBORHOOD IN NEPTUNE
BEACH, all brick, 3000sqft., 4/2.5,
screened pool, formal LR and DR, open
family room, large master suite, $584,000,
MARSHFRONT HOME IN PVI 3117 La
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3/2, spectacular HW floors, new carpet,
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$319,000 Call 885-1298 Photos @
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$355,000, Independent Brokers & Assoc.,
Inc. 247-4333, 710-3111.
MUST SELL Oceanfront- Newer custom
built 5/4.5 on ocean, 4725sf, office, tile,
wood floors, pool and spa, screened lanai,
hot tub, and private beach. $2.75M.
Reduced in Queens Harbour- Immacu-
late 5/4, screened pool/spa on the 14th
fairway. Upgraded kitchen, butlers station;
wood floors, bonus, 3 car garage. $760K.
Reduced in Ponte Vedra- Custom con-
crete block, lakefront 4/3 on culdesac,
2824sf, chef's kitchen, built-ins, lanai,
screened porch; 2.5 car courtyard garage.
Pool Home Reduced in Ponte Vedra
Lakefront 5/5 on culdesac, screened
pool/spa, lanai, bonus room, in-law suite,
wood, tile floors, 3 car garage. $639K.
Below Builder Cost in Queens Harbour
New 3/2.5 end unit luxury townhome, tile
floors, courtyard, chef's kitchen, balcony,
views, 3 car garage. $625K.
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Ocean Cay. New carpet, paint, tile floors,
screened lanai, lots of storage, comm.
pool, walk to ocean. $485K.'
Make Offer in Pablo Bay- Brick, lakefront
4/2, covered lanai, tile floors, 42 inch cabi-
nets, open kitchen with island, corian
counters, pool/tennis. $449K.
Cool Pool- Hot Price- Lakefront 4/2 with
screened pool, upgraded tile floors, cov-
ered lanai, open kitchen, fireplace, breath-
taking water views. $339K.
Reduced in Ponte Vedra- Nearly new
lakefront 3/2.5, loft, open patio, spacious
kitchen, formal LR/DR on culdesac lot.
Over $40k in upgrades $289,900.
Exceptional in Egrets Glade- Brickfront
3/2 on culdesac, open great room, fire-
place, tile and wood floors, new carpet,
fenced yard, covered patio, shed: $229K.
Adorable and Affordable- 3/2 on private,;
partially fenced, treed, creek front lot.
Pergo and tile floors, sprinkler, security,
new AC in 06, fireplace. $199K.
Seller Pays HOA Dues- Updated 2/2
lakefront condo in Ponte Vedra Beach is
perfect for an easy and fun lifestyle Enjoy
walks to shops, TPC and beach! $185K
Phyllis Staines, Realtor
RE/MAX Coastal Real Estate
Remodeled quarter acre, corner lot, priva-
cy fence, back deck, new garage door,
2/2, fireplace, new roof, replumb, newer
A/C, ceramic tile, fresh paint, vaulted ceil-
ings. This is a two- story, single family, de-
tached home with great appeal on tree
lined street, corner 3rd & Orchid. Most
unique home on the beach, built 1986,
best value at $219,900, double lot
100x120. Lots of room to add on to this
great home. Call Laurie, (904)333-4442.
ISLE OF Palms, gorgeous 3/2, new paint
inside & out, fixtures, carpet, windows,
landscaping, sprinkler system, A/C & roof.
$209,000. Tim 509-9071.
CLOSE TO the Beaches and move-in
ready. 3/1 remodeled pool home in Sand-
lewood. Features a tiled eat-in kitchen,
wood floors and fresh paint. Glassed in
patio overlooking pool and large private
yard w/frult trees. Concrete construction,
-newer o:.tf i 031. new A/C and new-pool
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LET'S MAKE A DEAL! Single family
house, 1729sqft. w/ garage. Wendell
Drive, 32210, (954)752-1473.
OCEANS EDGE, east of AIA, 3BR/2BA
home w/bonus room in pristine condition.
$549,500 Sawgrass Group Realty, Mark
HOUSE IN Atlantic Beach! 2BR/2BA,
1356sf. on extra large lot, $239,500. Call
ATLANTIC BCH like new luxury pool
home. 4BR/3BA, 3000sf, listen to the
ocean and walk to the beach from this qui-
et neighborhood. Will consider lease/
lease purchase. $799,000, 514-1090.
33 FAIRWAY Ln. Jax Bch Golf Course
home, heated area, approx 1900sf., lot
100x150, gutted interior. $350K as is.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 4BR/2BA, 1500sf.,
70'x118' corner lot, remodeled kitchen,
mexican tile, 3 yr. old roof, new AC; plum-
bed w/PVC, 4 blocks to ocean. $389,900.
ATLANTIC BEACH 4BR/2BA w/pooi,
stainless steel appliances, completely re-
modeled, 1575sf, $262,000. 233-0840.
WELCOME HOME. Unique 3BR/2.5BA
oceanview T/H directly across from the
ocean, features three levels living space,
two patios and much more, $665,000, also
3BR/2BA CB brick front home, 6 blocks to
beach, features deep lot, newer carpet,
roof and AC, $309,900. Kathy Tiliakos,
Vanguard Realty. (904)465-3053.
3212 ANTIGUA DRIVE, Ocean Cay devel-
.opment. You can walk to the beach.
4BR/3BA. All showing Saturday, 2-4pm;
will co-op. Call for information, 891-2136.
MARSH FRONT Neptune Beach, 4/2,
newly remodeled, $499,000 OBO,
ATLANTIC BEACH, near ICW, 4BR/2BA
house, large fenced yard, stone fireplace,
new carpet. 2153 Featherwood Dr. E.
$232,900. (904)280-2728 Iv. msg.
Sat/ Sun 12-4PM
112 20th Ave. North
New Construction Townhome
Neptune/ Jax Beach area
1/2 block to beach, 3BR/3.5BA/ 2 car gar
oak flooring, oceanview terrace
lots of upgrades! Unique fir plan
Motivated seller, $745k OBO
Oceanside Real Estate 333-7873
3BR/2BA, APPROX 2000sf. incl. office
+15x32 rec room. 2 car garage. covered
patio. Large lot w/15ft. pool. Near Queens
Harbor. $225,000. (904)249-4324.
806-A 3rd St.* Neptune Beach
3/2 in NEW SUBDIVISION:
1700 SF home sits on premier lot
in new subdivision, tons of
upgrades. Built in 2005
1 ACRE ESTATE LOT: .in
Pablo Creek Reserve. $429,900
Great investment opportunity in
Vilano Beach. 3 adjacent lots
available for $2,900,000
NEW BEACH SUBDIVISION:
9 lots ready for custom homes
on 15th Street S.
Starting at $275,900
4BR/2BA all brick home in quiet
beach neighborhood. $449,900
Call Jason Jarrett @
prope (904) 249-8261
Spectacular waterfront home in gated commu-
nity. Gorgeous scrod pool. Dock + loads of
amenities.$2,799,000 MLS 363390
Lot in Queen's Harbour
Incredible building lot on gigantic navigable
water, loaded with huge Oaks trees. Lot is Bulk-
headed!Sl,250,000 MLS 364743
3/2 Condo loaded with amemities that you
would expect with luxury living. Panoramic
views and more. 9 LS 365404
IBR/3BA Condo with 9' ceilings, crown mold-
ing, gourmet kitchen w/island and lots ofcabi-
net space.$868,900 MLS 354503
don'tt miss this opportunity to live on the Ocean
in this fully furnished & designer updated
Condo.$849,000 MLS 346115
2 Blocks to the Beach!
id St Jax Bch Thse, 3BR/3.SBA, 2348SF, I
ir gar, Irg I 0x20 Patio & 2 10x20 balcns. Su-
per amenities! $740,000 MLS 365567
Beautiful 3BR/3.5BA located 2 blks to Ocean.
S. S. applies, granite, designer tile plus 2 car
garage.$549,900 MLS 340769
2BR/2.5BA Brand new 07 all designer upgrds,
SS applincs, granite, 10ft celngs. Finest ameni-
ties! $450,000 MLS 361850
Beautiful spacious home. Just ride or walk to
beaches, shopping and restaurants $419,000
2BR/2BA w/grt ocean views, mstrbdrm upstairs,
wd/ firs in living area, covered parking, a must
see!S413,000 MLS 366409
Steps from Ocean offering 2BR/2BA + 2 car
covered parking and 2 car space parking. Enjoy
your view!$395,000 MLS
Come experience the fun life of Beach living,
unique bungalow beach house in the heart of Jax
Beach! $374.700 MLS 356564
Move in ready. Beautiful beach home with
lot new a must see! $299,000 MLS 344157
3 Blocks to Beach
2BR/1.5BA T'hm w/2 balconies, 1,128 SF,
newer roof, A/C and water heater, fenced
yard and wood deck.$244,900 MLS 358069
Just listed! 4Br/2Ba,1602 sqft,tile/carpt, new
applnc, frpl, Priced to sell! $2500 to closing
costs. $241,500 MLS376610
4BR/2BA Immaculate home, all appinc
convey, huge lot, 2 car garage, hm war-
ranty. $210,900 MLS 371215
Condo w/water views from front & back.
Tile thru out 1st floor, very clean and open
floor plan. $ 159,900 MLS 345630
Beach Get Away
Like new Condo, IBR/IBA w/scrend preh,
all appinc, 1st fir, grt amenities, just minutes
to the beach $135,900 MLS 356815
1326 South Third Street, Jacksonville Beach
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HOME FINDER REALTY
THE COURTYARDS- Well maintained 2/2
condo w/ private courtyard. Reduced to
COVE LANDING- Immaculate 3/2 w/ ga-
DEERFIELD LAKES- 2/1.5 condo,
HARBOR WINDS- Approx. 1600sf, 3/2,
like new. $219,900.
SUTTON LAKES- 4/2, eat in kit., separate
dining, great room, Ig master w/ Ig master
HARBOUR SPRINGS- Lg 3/2 w/ scr. pa-
tio on pond. Investors only- currently rent-
ed for one year. $217,000.
RIVER POINTE- Lg 3/2, new carpet &
paint, nice deck, $204,900.
SANDALWOOD- Well maintained 3/1.5,
1500sf, sturdy brick home in well estab-
lished area. Detached shed w/ electric, Ig
stone frplc. & much more! $179,900.
CLOSE TO 9A- Newer 3/2 home w/ huge
yard. Okay for boats/ RV's. $187,900.
221-1711 OR 241-5501
13846 ATLANTIC BLVD
Own this. deep water slip at the
prestigious Harbour Marina situated on
the Intracoastal Waterway. Access to the
ocean! $115,000 MLS 361076
2915 BRCKRIDGE BLVD W
Great location, priced right. 3BR/IBA
home on large wooded lot, fenced yard,
open patio, storage shed. Interior
completely ceramic tile, gas fireplace
in family room. Ready for new owner.
$158,000 MLS 377280
2107 FAIRWAY VILLAS LN
Under 200k 2BR/2BA home near the
beach! Huge trees facing Golf Course.
Recently remodeled. Master has 3
closets and oversized shower. Very nice
home at a very nice price. Big storage
shed. $179,900 MLS 365188
323 SAND CASTLE WAY
2BR/2.5BA home good for investment.
Property being sold 'as is no repairs'.
Excellent opportunity to buy in Summer
Sands and make your own
improvements for personal residence or
investment. $189,900 MLS 377916
12764 AUTUMN SPRINGS CT N
Shows like a new home. 3BR/2BA with
updated baths, new plush carpet in
bedrooms, wood floors in main living
areas, new Siltstone kitchen counters
and new French doors in great room &
MBR. Delightful screen porch
overlooks the lake and rear yard. Has
several mature fruit trees. $209,900
285 SEMINOLE RD
Spacious 3BR/2.5BA 2-story home on
private, wooded lot in 'Ole' Atlantic
Beach. Fireplace, Tile floors, inside
laundry. Master Bedroom has nice
balcony, large walk-in closet and bath.
Separate, attached storage room off back
of house, also extra storage in carport
area. Nice home for entertaining. Most
renovation complete. Great
Opportunity.'..Great Buy 6 blocks from
Beach. $294,400 MLS 377618
3BR/2BA home with pool and glass sun
porch, new dishwasher disposal, roof,
pump for sprinkler system, A/C
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2100 OCEAN DR S3-F
Beautifully updated & renovated 2BR/
2BA oceanfront condo w/new light
fixtures, crown molding, knockdown
ceilings,6 panel solid wood doors,
surround sound, fabulous new kit.w/
granite,42 inch maple cabinets and
stainless steel appliances, baths w/granite
& travertine floors, wired for cable in
every room. $469,900 MLS 358881
1901 1ST ST N
2BR/2BA home lowest price in Pelican
Point with garage. New carpet and paint.
New glass in all east windows and
doors. The perfect floor for ocean
views! Many club amenities to offer.
$480,000 MLS 377808
2554 W END ST
3BR/2BA navigable waterfront home
with dock, rare find in Atlantic Beach!
Remodeled from floors to knockdown
ceiling. New shingle roof! Custom
Woodsman kitchen w/Canadian maple
cabinets and stainless steel appliances. All
updated electrical, plumbing, windows,
and doors. 16' ceramic tile or Berber
Carpet. Crown & deep base molding
throughout. $494,900 MLS 366668
84 28TH AVE S
Darling 4BR/2BA Beach home with 'Key
West Flair', yellow hard plank side & blue
metal roof. Completely renovated with
tile floors downstairs & wood upstairs.
A/C, new kitchen & baths, windows &
doors, fenced in paved patio, two car
garage. Steps from Beach access.
$699,900 MLS 371420
232 OCEANFOREST DR N
Beautiful and charming.4BR/3.5BA
home on extra large lot, complete in-
law suite just built w/living area & bed
& bath, updated throughout w/tile
floors, tile counters & backsplash in
kitchen, great room w/fireplace, built-
in shelving on both sides, double French
doors to Florida Room which opens to
extensive deck & w/summer kitchen. A
true delight!! $835,000 MLS 359562
NEPTUNE BEACH BEAUTY!
': 117 MYRA ST
Live at the Beach! No maintenance fees.
Enjoy surf sounds and ocean views from
this 5 bedroom, 5 baths home. 3BR and
3BA make up the main home. 2BR/2BA
guest house attached in rear.
Exceptional detail throughout this 11
year old new custom designed and
custom built Key West style beauty.
$1,279,000 MLS 376996
13747 HOPE SOUND CT
Fabulous 4BR/4BA Harbour home w/
200 ft on lagoon & 40 ft dock to
accommodate 60 ft boat. Dramatic 2-
story foyer, lovely formal areas, wet bar
w/wine cooler. Luxurious master &
guest suite down.2 Secondary BR &
office upstairs. New granite, stainless
steel appliances in kitchen. Family room
w/vaulted, beam ceiling. Screened lanai,
electric & gas heated pool. 3-car garage
- 1 bay could be air conditioned &
converted to a finished room..
$1,599,000 MLS 377500
1525 BEACH AVE
7BR/9.5BA home on ocean in Atlantic
Beach. Solid surfaces throughout.
Three story main house with lavish
living on 1 st level. Private Master Suite
on 3rd floor. Oceanside porch,
courtyard pool, and guest house over
two car garage. Atlantic Beach Jewel.
$ 4,850,000 MLS 346089
Vatson Realty Corp. REALTORS*
ADORABLE BEACH home, 3/2, 1 car car-
port, large backyard for entertaining
w/new swim spa & decking throughout,
sitting on two large city lots, beautiful
oaks. Reduced to $310,000. 941 Ruth
Ave. Motivated seller,(904)338-4303.
JAX BEACH block home, 3/2, (500sf ga-
rage), ceramic tile & berber, jetted tub.
large shower, decorative tile work in kitch-
en & baths, large private lot, lush land-
scape, pool, hot tub, privacy fence, 7 San
Pablo Circle South, off 13th Ave. N. Prced
below market. (904)502-6148.
Marvin & Floyd Realty Inc.
Call Joe Floyd 219-7638
3/2 home, walking distance to ocean, open floor plan, cul-de-sac, 2 car garage, security
system, beautifully landscaped with irrigation system, termite bond, built 2001. Move in
condition will not last long at this price. REDUCED $319,500
1/1 Vista Del Mar, oceanfront condo 2nd floor unit. Fantastic ocean view from enclosed
balcony. Pool, clubhouse and laundry facilities on site. $349,900
Residential/commercial-1626sq; in 3 buildings-business plus 2 eff. apts. Nr ocean.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH
2/2 The Fountains, 1260sq'. Ground floor. Pool, Tennis Courts. $196,900
1647 Sunnyside Ave., Jacksonville, FL
Near Intracoastal and million $ condos. 3 lots with 2/2 750sq' house (sold as is). $250,000
1647 Bermuda Road, Jacksonville, FL
2/1 house, 940sq' on .14 acres. Near Intracoastal and million $ condos. $175,000
SAN PABLO CREEK
"3/2 home, 1896sq'. Fenced back yard. Lawn maintenance included. $1,200 mth
3/2 home, 2128sq'. Many upgrades community pool, clubhouse, tennis courts, playground.
Available 7/1/07 $1,575 mth
^ - ST. JOHNS COUNTY
S -'" Pr.ate Equestrian Estate .:ffterrg er
6o aacres of4 breathiakinq land Cust.:om
home, stone fireplace .Arap ar.:.un.d
porch, barn, a 'c in w.:.rk sho., just a
few things this h,-me offerss !
Call for your prnate viewing t:oda"
Call Jacksonville's RIDING REALTOR.
Laura E. Gage to buy or sell your
3839 Tropical Terrace 3831 Tropical Terrace *
A Commute You Can Live With... (right off JTB) in a neighborhood
setting w/no cdd fees or restrictions in one of these large, beautiful
executive homes. Room for children, hobbies and
entertaining in these amazingly efficient 5 bed/4 bath LiI
or 4 bed/3.5 bath homes. Priced at $589,000. h /'
Call Linda Pomerantz at 923-8030 r PEaRTIES
Multi-Million Dollar Producer
ential Prudential Network Realty
Realty m. .t Office: 904-241-7461 Ext. 213
uii Serwe. www.hornesbylea.com
Independently Owned and Operated.
DUIL.ABL T1 AUGUSJHIINEL OIY
MLS# 347335 Located in desirable Davis
Shores. Close to Intracoastal Waterway,
downtown and beaches. $220,000 241-2417
HOME BY CUSTOM BUILDER
MLS# 333635 4BR/2.5BA Florida style
home with 5 Star Energy Rating, open floor
plan, 10' ceilings, ext. molding, stone floors,
granite counters, 42" cabinets. $579,900
PONIE VEDRA MARSl HARBOR BEAUTY
bonus rm. Spacious fir plan, large kit, &
GR wIgas fireplace, & screened patio.
MLS# 359188 Invest now in this great 4/2
duplex located on comer lot in beautiful
Neptune Bch. Many upgrades & new metal
roof. $535,000 241-2417
FIVE BLOCKS TO BEACH!
MLS# 374119 3BR/2BA all brick home
w/attached 2 car gar. New roof in 2005, full
plumbing re-pipe in 2005, new tile & paint
in bothbaths, woodflrs, huge lotvwith fenced
backyd & orange trees. $369,900 241-2417
BEAUTIFUL 2 STORY HOME
MLS# 358162 4BR/2.5BA home on cul-
de-sae. Screened pool, wood firs, tile, huge
lot, surround sound, 2700+ SF. Great Ponte
Vedra neighborhood. $695,000 241-2417
MLS# 362109 5BR/4full/3half BA on Irg
lot. Features incl. pool, spa, study, wine
room, loft, 4car gar, herringbone wood flrs,
marble in MB, stunning views of fairway.
FABULOUS BRICK HOME
IN RIVER POINfT
MLS# 367821 3BR/2BA home w/approx.
2,135 SF, sep LR & DR, bonus/office,
Master with French doors to screened FL
rm & hot tub. Breakfast nook w/bay
window & fenced backyd. $299,876
NEW KEY WEST SIYE
MLS# 361326 Gated community, comer
lot, Jacuzzi tub, covered porches, neutral
colors. Minutes to beach. $377,900
UNDER CONSIRUClION IN MlE
HEART OF OLDE MANDARIN!
MLS# 360518 New 5BR/3.5BA by
Rutenberg! Luxurious details inc. prewiring
for all electronic/security needs. Built-in
bookshelves, scmd lanai w/pavers &
summer kit. $1,042,480 241-2417
IE CARLYLE IN PVB
MLS# 374101 Luxurious first floor 2BR/
2BA condo across from ocean! Bright, open
fir plan, crown mld, gas F/P, built-ins,
Travertine fir, and views of water fiom every
room: Membership to The Lodge incl.
CUSTOM HOME BY RUIENBERO
MLS# 360528 Gorgeous 4BR/4BA
concrete block home east ofA 1A. Dramatic
2 story foyer & LR, glass disappearing wall
system overlooks screened patio w/summer
kit. Gated neighborhood, walk to beach,
shopping, restaurants and The Lodge.
$999,000 241-2417 Independentlv ow
UJXURVY INt1cOASUAL LIVING
MLS# 354433 2BR/2.5BA located on 5th
fir w/incredible Intracoastal & marina views.
Marina, Yacht Club & pool! Aboater's dream!
OCEANFRONT CONDO S. JAX BEACH
MLS# 368923 Views of the coastline are
unparalleled from this new llth flr condo in
Costa Verano, a WCI building w/every
imaginable amenity! This posh condo offers
4BR/4.5BA, 4000+ SF, a custom stone FP &
spectacular faux finishes. $2,690,000
PON VEDRA CONDO
MLS# 273074 Close to beach, shopping &
schools! Newly renovated 2BR/2BA w/ garage,
2nd floor unit w/ FP, appliances included, lake
views, gated community w/ pool, fitness center,
theatre room, tennis courts & fully equipped
kitchen. $204,900 285-1800
MAMCWENT OCE WRONTHOME
MIS# 297456 Located on S Ponte Vedra Blvd,
octagonal 3BR/3BA vaulted ceilings, hardwood
floors, stainless appliances, corian, jacuzzi, fully
furnished, wrap-around deck, built to withstand
category 5 force winds. $1,200,000 285-1800
SOUIl PONIE VEDRIA BEACH "
MIS# 303278 Cape Cod 4BR/3BA on 75' lot,
furnished cottage-style decor, multi-level decking
w/picnic table & benches, 1st level room for 6,
total home sleeps 14 comfortably, wood firs & 2-
car garage, great home or rental. $1,190,000
MLS# 318482 Gorgeous estate w/169 FT on
the St. Johns River overlooking downtown
Jacksonville. This majestic 3-story home is
elegantly appointed & features 5BR/5 full & 2
half BA, game room, wine cellar, pool & spa +
dock & boat house. $3,995,000 285-1800
MIS# 322360 Camachee Cove, comer lot on
cul-de-sac, high & dry, +/- .37 acre, adjacent to
marina & 5 minutes to ocean access by water.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH CONDO
MLS# 336090 1st floor 2BR/2BA unit
overlooking lake in gated community, screened
porch, storage, appliances convey, great amenities
*including: clubhouse, tennis courts, pool, fitness
center, media room & more! $184,900 285-1800
MILS# 353184 Light, Bright Condo in private
gated community overlooking preserve w/lots of
windows in LR & DR. Kitchen & baths are tiled.
Mast has garden tub, blinds throughout. Large
ool & beautiful clubhouse w/fitness center.
PONIE VEDRA -EAST OF AIA
MLS# 353778 This 2005 West Indies-style home,
close to the beach. Featuring 6BR/5.5BAs, 4,700
SF, a bonus rm, Pella windows & Surround sound!
2nd floor guest aste, covered lanai & salt-water pool!
This house is the ultimate Florida home. $2,500,000
SAWGRASS BEACH CLUB
MIS# 294949 Elegant but casual Istflrunit,
SE comer of the Hallmark, resort-style living
at its finest, walk down private steps to lawn,
pool & beach! 4BR/4BA, 9' ceilings, new
granite cntrs, wood firs & paint. $1,650,000
MLS# 338521 Ponte Vedra Townhouse
2BR/2.5BA, custom closets in master suite, newer
paint, large screened poch, lush landscape, owner
agent, great buy! $169,000 285-1800
wned and operated
LOWES EERY ILS
BRICK HOME in Holiday Harbor $289,900
Home features 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 car garage with large
private yard in established neighborhood. Light and bright
with neutral colors through-out home. MLS # 367840
WATER FRONT HOME in Queens Harbour $1,099,900
Home features 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, office, bonus room, 3 car
garage. Hardwood floors, stone, granite, marble through-out
home. Open, split floor plan with gourmet kitchen. A must see.
Dock boat in your own backyard. MLS # 344562
sU*" MAGNOLIA Carol DeTrude-Rockwood,
I Properties Realtor (904) 813-9066
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 6/24/07 1-4PM
1140 Eddystone Dr., Walden Chase
in Ponte Vedra
4beds/3baths, granite counters in kitchen, wood floors,
-" 'v. bonus room and beautiful pool on conservation lot. Only
$394,900, with $4000 buyer incentive.
130 East Coast Dr.
Adorable 3/2 walk to town center and beach. Wood f.1-.-.r s--
and stainless steel appliances. Porches and decks. So do.'t _
miss out on this Atlantic Beach cutie. Price to sell $49 (11,10 --
MLS# 369402 -
1527 South Bentin Drive
Jax Beach, close to shopping and bike ride to beach. 3/2,
garage, large lot. All appliances stay. Fenced back yard.
Split bedroom arrangement. Owner says sell! $319,000
VA.N MLS# 350940
1107 23rd St. North
Come enjoy the secret garden,
low maintenance living under the trees and still bike to the --
beach. 2 story, 3/3, garage, fenced yard. Wood floors, -'"
fireplace. Great floor plan. $399,000 MLS# 363699 ...
1917 Sevilla Blvd. West
Selva Gardens, gated Atlantic :' -
:Beach community. 4 bedrooms,
-- "'.. preserve lot on cul-de-sac. Seller offering a $10,000 flooring
T. .. y .'"WW'.. allowance. 2900 sq ft., custom built home. A must see for
y: -,f $649,900 MLS# 368974
Resort Living at it's Finest! Call to see either
of these condos at The Palms at Marsh Landing (2/2 with 2
GARAGES) or The Belleza (2/2 with 1 garage). Both offer
fabulous resort style amenities, close to the beach &
shopping, plus easy access to town.
Azalea Point Lakefront Home
This 4/2 one story lakefront brick -
home is located on a cul-de-sac
in' the family friendly, community .. .
of Azalea Point. Over 2400sqft ..
of living space PLUS an additional V .
500+ in the climate controlled
Florida Room. $465,000 N
$30K Below Appraisal. 111-C SolanaRoad
Jacqueline Byram Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Office: 904-285-6522 ." .' / 32082
Cell: 571-5653 ,
REUSE THE NEWS
lune 22 2007
The Beaches Leader/Ponte Vedra Leader
. Classified 3
* :chsraIIy ou. in
4/2.5 2546 sq ft on a large private lot
baking to preserve on cul-de-sac!
3/2 1901 sq ft w/Great Room & Huge
Backyard! UPDATED! $353,900
Renovated 1206 sf 3 Bedroom 2 Bath,
Large Backyard Sanctuary, Lovely
Beach Home, walking distance to beach
& park. $346K
S. JACKSONVILLE BEACH
3/2 2-car garage 1616 sq ft w/large
wood deck, hot tub and fenced
2/2.5 1344 sq ft Townhome on large
fenced corner lot just steps to the ocean!
3/2 2-car garage 1367 on cul-de-sac
street, screened porch and yard!
LOG HOME IN NEPTUNE BEACH
3/2 2400 sq ft on private wooded lot on
quiet street! $399,000
2/2 approx 1400 sq ft condo. Boat slip
to accommodate a 45+' boat! $320,000
VILLAGES OF PABLO
3BR/2BA, home on cul-de-sac! 1326 sq
3/2 home on cul-de-sac w/brand new
appliances! 1624 sq ft! $254,500.
3/2 home on cul-de-sac w/stone tilel
1691 sq ft! $322,500.
3/2 1691 sq ft Very well maintained
home w/Florida Room! $259,000
4BR/2BA, home in S Ponte Vedral Sun
deck, balcony and morel $925,000.
Gated community, 4BR/3BA, 3000+ sq
ft home w/in-ground pooll Built in 19951
OLD PONTE VEDRA-EAST OF A1A
3/2.5 2250 sqft, oversized lot w/private
backyard and lots of decking $614,0001
LOT EAST OF AlA PVB
50x 125 Vacant lot off Solano Rd w/Golf
Course Viewl $395,000.
PONTE VEDRA/PALM VALLEY
4BR/4.5BA, 4200 sq ftl BRAND NEW
3/2 1450 sq ft in Isle of Palmsl Just
minutes to, the oceanlREMODELED
POOL HOME'IN PONTE VEDRA
4/3 2085 sq ft Corner Lot! In-ground
pool, $._Q nn_ "_i I
PVB 2BR/2BA, Great Buy. Thousands
Below Market, SummerHouse $189K firm,
Call to see (904)708-3331.
PRICE SLASHED. PV, 2/2, fireplace,
screened patio overlooking lake.
$198,900. Consider lease option. Van-
guard Realty (904)463-7343.
WOLF CREEK, 2BR/2BA, ground level,
s/s appliances, W/D $164,500, Grace El-
lis, All Pro Realty Specialists Inc.
ON WATERWAY at Beach Blvd. Step on
your boat & go! Slip included. 2BR/2BA,
ground unit. $390,000, 504-2218.
BEAUTIFUL OCEAN views. Looking for
partner, $50,000 equal ownership, Jax
Beach luxury. Private elevator, 4/4. Viking,
wood floors, garage, 343-7778.
PRICE REDUCED 100K MiraVista in-
vestor liquidation, 2674sf. w/garage on
marina. Value $799K. Sell $699K. 40' slip
additional $159K. (904)463-2845. Only
Buyers/ Investors. No Brokers please.
Equity trade considered.
PONTE VEDRA, Cranes Lake, 2BR/
2.5BA townhouse. Pool & tennis.
$180,000. Call 710-8858.
PVB FOUNTAINS Best Buy (#66) ap-
prox. 1500sf, 2BR/ 1.5BA new carpet-
paint. 2 pools, clubhouse, tennis, storage
shed. OPEN HOUSE, Sat & Sun., 1-4pm.
$169,000. 708-0208, 241-4964.
NEW JAX BEACH CONDO
One block to ocean. 2/2 new condo in
Oceans Edge. Stainless/ granite. Open
floor plan, spacious, bright, pool, club-
house, fitness, W/D. Extensive upgrades.
FSBO, GATED Belleza, 1st floor, 2/2, lots
of amenities. Best location & price.
1/1 CONDO WITH vaulted ceilings jin gat-
ed community of Belleza. Great vacation
condo or investment. 3rd floor on lake
w/garage. All amenities. Asking $179,900.
OWNER FINANCING! Beautiful,
2BR/2BA condo in Jacksonville Beach, no
one above or below; $238k, $15k down,
PONTE VEDRA, walk to beach, 1/1, water
to golf view, pool, tenni, tennis, fitness.
$169,900. (904)608-0962, (928)634-7402.
MAYPORT LANDING Townhome.
2BR/2BA w/bonus room, new carpet,
CH&A, fenced yard. Near ocean and Han-
na Park. 1158 Songbird Lane. $117,900.
280-2728 Iv. msg.
MAYPORT LANDING, 2/2, 1100sf, end
unit w/ fenced backyard, WDHU. FSBO
$119,800. Call 962-6295.
ATLANTIC BEACH,, 1BR/1BA, 1 block to
beach, $225,000. Call (904)246-6758.
NICE 2/2 condo, CH/A, newly renov., new
appl. Incl frig, hvy dty w/d combo, range,
dw. Drapes, pvt. fcd. courtyard, Indry rm,
office, stor. shed. Atl. Bch. New ac & car-
pets. Near pool & clubhouse. $260 Mthly
assoc. fees include all ext. r & m & bldg.
Insur. $129,900. firm. 270-2876.
OCEAN LINKS- ground floor, 2/2, FSBO,
CONDOS AT THE BEACH UNDER 200,000
Call Now! 904-483-5376
Jacksonville Real Estate Corp.
rd n cfooth sICp5 available. in ou
2 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 1720 sq
feet. Balcony overlooks marina
Ps lh l Fa with palm trees, all upscale
finishes, granite, stainless
appliances and gas cooktop.
foot slips available in our
private marina for $160,000.
Please call the sales office for an appointment
to view this unit or other 2, 3, or 4 bedrooms
available. Call Cici or Michelle at
Network Realty a ,. / -\ R N A .
ExumendlyFull Serv a.
Independently Owned & Operated
Free 2nd opinions! Call Steve McGuire
OCEANFRONT, 3BR/2BA condo w/ga-
ragel S. Jax Bch! $1700/mo. All South Re-
ATLANTIC BEACH: 289 Ahern St.,
$800/mo., 2 blocks to ocean, across from
Town Center; 2BR/1BA, CH&A, hardwood
floors, tile bath. No pets. $800 deposit,
water, garbage & sewer included in rent.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 2.5 blocks to ocean,
very large 2BR/1 BA, garage, private drive.
Must See! $1100/mo. +dep. 318-2873.
JAX BEACH. Oceanview. Renovated.
Hardwood floors, Dishwasher, CH&A.
1 BR/1BA, $700/mo. to $1000/Imo.
JAX BEACH, 2BR rentals near ocean,
WDHU, CH&A. No pets. $825-$945/mo.
BEACHY, SUNNY! 2 Bedrooms. Upstairs,
of neat cedar shingle beach house, sun-
room, mini-blinds, CH&A, hardwood
floors. Across from beach. $1250/mo. 1st
Street North.. No pets. 540-272-1640.
PVB. 2BR/2BA, fireplace, on golf course.
July only 1/2 off rent. $1100/mo.,
1BR/1BA, Apt, $750/mo., $750/ sec. dep.
9th Ave & 2nd St. N. 294-7163.
ATLANTIC BEACH- efficiency apt. w/kit,
just 2 blks to ocean! Laundry on property.
$550/mo. All South Realty, 241-4141.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 118 North St,
3BR/2BA, 1.5 car garage, WDHU,
$1650/mo, deposit required. Pets consid-
ered. Available 7/1. 612-8080.
NORTH JAX Beach, 2BR/1 BA upstairs, 1
year lease, no pets. No W/D hookup,
$800/mo., $800/dep. 329-3 North 14th
Ave. Call 246-8970 or 591-1218.
WOLF CREEK townhouse, 2BR/2.5BA,
beautiful pool & club house; all applian-
ces; gated community. $1150/mo. Call
ATLANTIC BEACH- 3BR/2BA condo
w/club pool, 1 block to beach! $1200/mo.
All South Realty, 241-4141.
JAX BEACH- 1 block to the Beach, ocean
views, close to downtown. Studio
$625/mo.. (904)233-8077.. App. fea
4 BLOCKS to Beach. 2BR/1BA, clean,
CH&A, no pets. $800/mo.+ deposit.
316-2211 or 333-6245.
NB DUPLEX. Quiet 1/1 beach side of
First Available 7/1/07. $650/mo. + utilities,
deposit & credit check. No smoking. No
NEPTUNE BCH, near ocean. Nice mod-
em well taken care of 2BR Apt:All amen-
ites, $980/mo. Also 1 BR Apt $775/mo.
WALK TO beach, 208-214 10th Ave. No.,
efficiency, $550/mo; 1BR, $600/mo; 2BR,
$750/mo; laundry room in building. Credit
check. No pets. 514-8530.
AB, MAYPORT Road area, 2BR/1BA,
Carpet, appliances, W/D, community pool,
OCEAN VIEW apartment, 2BR/1BA,
CH&A, W/D, $850/mo., 808 1st St., South
Jax Beach. Credit check. 1-888-259-0783.
TOWNHOUSE 2BR/1.5BA, kitchen equip-
ped, W/D; 4 blocks to ocean. $800/mo.,
423 Upper 8th Ave. So., Jax Beach,
JAX BCH near ocean IBR unfurnished
apt., lease, references, $750/mo, 222 4th
Ave. So., 221-4134, 703-5518.
PONTE VEDRA, resort atmosphere,
gated, 2-story, 1BR/1BA, end unit, wash-
er/dryer included. $925/mo. 998-9148.
WALK TO BEACH
2/1 townhouse, W/D included, CH&A, ce-
ramic tile, approx. 900sf.404 13th Ave. S.,
Unit A, Jax Bch. No pets. $875/mo,
$850/sec. dep. (904)343-9908.
JAX BEACH 1/1 Efficiency, 1 block to
ocean. $750/mo. 315-6558.
THREE 2/1 APTS., remodeled, clean
$850-$900/mo. +dep.. One tiled, one
brand new wood floors, brand new kitch-
en/ bathroom cabinets w/ corian counter
tops. Unbelievably beautiful place, must
see to appreciate. 810 2nd Ave. N., JB.
No pets. Credit check. 246-3690, 333-
MAYPORT LANDING 2BR/ 2BA TH.
Fenced yard, CH/A. 1188 Songbird Ln.
$790/mo. $700/dep. 280-2728 Iv msg.
-1 3BR/2BA TOWNHOME. 8-A Ponte Vedra
PV BEACH Summer House. 2BR/1.5BA, Court. $995/mo. includes yardwork.
adjacent to pool, $1275/mo. -Small pets (904)249-9387.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 2BR/1.5BA town-
house, CH&A, W/D room; dishwasher; 1.5
blocks to ocean, $995/mo.,; Neptune
Beach, 2BR apt., 1 block to ocean,
NEPTUNE BEACH TH, 2/1.5 fab Intra- EALESTAn!.., e
coastal view; 2 screened porches/ privacy ""'"
fenced yard, carpet, tile, new paint; huge
laundry room; great kitchen wall applian-
ces. Close to everything! Pets negotiable
w/extra deposit. $925 w/ $925 deposit.
Available 7/1. For appt, call 742-3835.
NEPTUNE BEACH. Lovely 2BR/1BA up- RENT/MO ADDRESS
stairs apartment, east of AlA. New paint,
new carpet, 24' deck, dish TV, wireless in- $900 1026 Belleza
ternet, laundry facility, quiet and safe. $950 85 Colony
NS/NP. Must qualify. $1200/mo. $1000 100 Fairway Park Bh
247-7118. tinA n 1 nII.
We have OCEANFRONT properties as well
As properties from Mayport to Ponte Vedra,
All with PHOTOS Visible at our Web Site:
4BeachesRealty.com or call:
4-Beaches Realty at: 904/249-3077
We're almost full...Come See Why!
S1, 2 & 3 Bedroom
starting at $685
Walk to the Ocean,
Schools, & Shopping
Clubhouse, 3 Pools, Balconies
"Ask about our specials!"
1-1/2 BLOCKS to Ocean, 1st Ave NORTH JAX Beach. efficiency $515/mo.,
South, 2BR/1BA. $800/mo. (904)891- 1BR $615/mo. 2sR $750, 1 block to
0606. Ocean. Pool. No pets. (904)249-5368.
PONTE VEDRA, 2BR/.2.5BA condo ATLANTIC BEACH, Main St., 2BR/1.5BA,
w/club pool, tennis & more! $975/mo. All CH&A, f/p, WDHU, dishwasher, $800/mo.,
South Realty, 241-4141. 891-0606.
TROPICAL PATIO. Across from beach.
1 Bedroom, hardwood floors, private patio,
mini-blinds, CH&A, laundry room.
$825/mo. 1st Street North. No pets. Call
MAYPORT LANDING, 2/2 w/ loft & fenced
yard. WDHU, $750/mo., $700/dep. Call
NEPTUNE BEACH, 3BR/2BA, CI&A,
WDHU, 1.5 blocks to ocean. $1295/mo +
deposit. Available June 5.616-2429.
1.5 BLOCKS to ocean, 1st Ave. S. 1BR,
CH&A, no pets, $695/mo. 891-0606.
SAWGRASS BERMUDA Court Patio
Home. Player's Club section, back yard
fronts on beautiful lagoon, 2 min walk to
large park, community pool, quiet and safe
neighborhood, 2BR/2BA, 1700sf., no'
garage, excellent condition. Minimum
6 month lease. $1350/mo. (904)571-3877.
LARGE 1 bedroom. Excellent location. 2
blocks to ocean. Very clean. No Pets.
$675/mo. 642-1214 and 241-1219.
MOBILE HOMES. $525 to $575, on pri-
vate lots. Near Mayport Naval Station, no
Spacious 2BR/2BA ground floor apart-
ment. Walk out to Jarboe Park, 4 blocks to
beach. Remodeled kitchen & baths, new
carpet & tile, new W/D included. $850/mo.
+SD. No pets. Preferred non-smoker,
OCEANVIEW, NEW luxury 3BR/2BA
condo at Pier Point! Amenities incl. pool,
granite countertops & more! $1750/mo. All
South Realty, 241-4141.
JAX BEACH: 436 N. 5th St. 3BR/ 1BA,
tile, 900sf, $950/mo, $950/dep. 333-2981
S. JAX BCH
2 BR APTS
CH/A, WDHU. East of 1st St. $795-
$895/mo. 241-RENT, 733-3730.
OLD ATLANTIC Bch, beautiful, large, 2/1,
ATLANTIC BCH, Spacious 2BR/2.5BA,
Selva Lakes townhouse, 2 car garage,
new appliances, remodeled master bath,
community pool, $1375/mo. Call for appt,
JAX BEACH 2BR/1BA, brand new carpet,
has A/C and kitchen $800/mo. 226-9829.
10099. MOVE-IN SPECIAL!
One Beclg ms
Starting at $755
Pets are welcome
Water & Pest Control
2130 Mayport Road, A itantic Beach
REALTY SERVICES, INC.
SALES & RENTALS
+ 2BR/2BA, Mayport Landing $750-
800/mo Close to base.
+ 2BR/1BA, H, 250 Jasmine St., big
private lot, hew carpet, W/D. $950/mo.
4 2/1.5 Apt w/offipe, wood/carpet
floors. Across from ocean. Cute unit
S$1300/mo includes water
1/1 Apt. 1 block to beach. $800/mo
+ 2/1 Apt. ground floor, walk to
beach, patio in back- $825/mo
*WE NEED RENTALS .
Call us for
Professional Property Management
ICW NEAR Mayport & Beach, 3/2/2, like
new, brick ranch, deck overlooking
stocked pond, $1200/mo, NS/NP,
OCEANVIEWHOUSE. 2 Bedrooms. Sun-
room, hardwood floors, ceding fans, wash-
er/ dryer, CH&A; House on large, beauti-
fully landscaped, corner lot w/pnvate, trop-
ical garden. $1650/mo. 1st Street North.
No pets. Call 540-272-1640.
ATLANTIC BCH Oak Harbor, 3/2. Availa-
ble July 1. $1500/mo. 434-7488
SOUTH JAX Beach, 3/2, $1400/mo., hard-
wood floors. Available 7/1, 655-3951
ATLANTIC BEACH Townhouse. 645
Aquatic Dr. 3BR/2BA, $1100/mo. plus de-
INTRACOASTAL WEST, The Woods
Community, 3BR/2BA, CH&A, gated
community $1450/mo. Call John
S. JAX BEACH- Newly renovated
3BR/2BA home near Seabreeze Elem!
2 car garage! $1350/mo All South Realty,
WATF-JFRONT, ISLE of Palms. Deep wa-
ter, floating dock, 3BR 2BA. Super cleanly
Big yard w/ awesome views. No houses in
front or back. No smoking or pets. 1900sf.
ATLANTIC BEACH Townhouse,
3BR/2.5BA, 1/2 blk to beach access, s/s
refrigerator and DW, W/D, microwave,
fireplace, CH&A, 3 car parking, decks on
all stories, $1800/mo. 673-7863.
NEWLY REMODELED, Atlantic Bch
home, 1272sf., 3BR/2BA, 1183 Violet St.
N. JAX Beach- 38R/1 BA, just 5 blocks to
ocean! Equipped kit & morel $1150/mo.
All South Realty, 241-4141.
NEPTUNE BCH, 1020 Cedar Street,
4BR/2BA, living room, dining room, den,
pool, appliances, $1800/mo, (904)964-
4929 or 904-263-8712. Available July.
PV *BSACJ-;.i ,A@ A andy Oaks,
LoeOsf,<'Begbil ,, Ilafi;::.'Ready. Great
vaule at $1595/mo. 477-0148.
4BR/3BA, PVB, 1.75ac. on Guana Marsh,
rent or option to purchase. $2500/mo.
INTRACOASTAL WEST, 3BR/2BA w/ga-
rage off San Pablo! Convenient to
schools, shopping & beach! $1200/mo. All
South Realty, 241-4141.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 4BR/3BA, office,
deck, jacuzzi, mpther-in-law suite. Walk to
beach/ park. $1850/mo., deposit, referen-
ces. Available 8/4, 242-7218.
3BR/ 2.5BA 2700af, fireplace, 1535 Selva
Marina 0r. 3 blik to ocean, across from
Selva Marina Country Club. Pets ok,
$2250/mo. 838-6333. Avail 7/1.
SOLANO CAY, PVB, 3BR/2.5BA, tile
floors, new paint & carpet, available 7/1.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 3/2.5, 1800+sqft.,
modem, half block to ocean, $1950/mo.,
INTRACOASTAL WEST, Windsor Park,
4BR/2BA, 2228sf., hardwood floors, split
fireplace, fenced backyard, 2 car garage,
quiet cul-de-sac. $1750/mo. 223-5720,
NORTH JAX Beach, 3BR/1BA, close to
schools and beach. 1755 8th St. N.
JUST EAST of Queens Harbor. 5 minutes
from beach. 3/2, CH/A, frplc., double gar.,
just renovated, immaculately clean. Lawn
care & pest control incl. No pets, no smok-
ers. Credit report & good refs required.
$1450/moplus deposit. 247-5393.
JAX BEACH, 441 10th Place So.,
3BR/1BA, CH&A, $1100/mo +secunty de-
JAX BEACH, 3BR/2.5BA Townhouse,
fenced yard, $1200/mo. Dimension One
Mgt., 635-2488, 642-1759.
1 block from beach, 3BR/2.5BA, 3 story,
hardwood floors, stainless steel applian-
ces. $2400/mo. (904)874-7823.
A.B. TOWNHOME, 2BR/2BA, 1 fireplace,
1 jacuzzi, fenced in side yard & back yard,
4.5 blocks to beach, walk to Ragtime/ Sun
Dog 182 Poinsettia St $1250/mo,
PLAYERS CLUB Sawgrass, very nice
brick home, 4BR/2BA, 2car garage.
$1795/mo. Call (904)631-8963.
PONTE VEDRA- 38R/2BA home w/large
backyard Near recreation area
$1050/mo. All South Realty, 241-4141.
SAWGRASS, 3/2 updated, 2 car yard
near golf course, pool, park, $1850/mo.,
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S Costa Verano JB 3BR/2.5BA, brand new Sea Hawk PV 2BR/2BA, Two story Palms at Marsh Landing JB Cont'd.'
luxury townhouse, attached 2 car garage, w/loft, fireplace, laminated wood floors, carpet, 2BR/2BA. Ground floor, lake views. $1150/mo
amenities. $3000/mo. club pool. $1300/mo. 3BR/2BA, 2nd floor, top/end unit. $1300/mo.
Azalea Point PV 5BR/3BA, two story home Intracoastal West 3BR/2BA, ground floor/end unit. $1300/mo.
Sw/sunroom, great water views, club pool, Lakecrest Southside 2BR/2BA, ground The Colony PV 2BR/2BA, ground floor, east
Stennis. $2800/mo. floor w/attached garage, screened porch, of A1A, garage, tile floors, new carpet and paint.
Ponte Vedra By Sea PV 4BR/3BA, home private views. $995/mo. $1100/mio.
has living, dining and great room, 3 car garage, P ws o.
Screened porch. $2750/mo. Point Meadows Place Gate Pkwy The Villas at Marsh Landing JB
Marsh Landing PV 4BR/2.5BA, Home 3BR/2BA. Newer 3rd floor condo, porch, 2BR/2BA, ground floor w/private garage, S
overlooks beautiful lake, screened porch, elevator, preserve views, amenities, carport. screened porch, wood floors, amenities.
o fireplace, garage. $2200/mo. $1025/mo $1100/mo.
SSummerfield PV 3BR/2BA, spacious home Brightwater (Gate Pkwy 3BR/2.5BA, end Ocean Links PV 2BR/2BA, 2nd floor,
S in walking distance to schools & bch, patio, 2 unit townhouse, screened porch, attached overlooking golf course, garage, amenities,
car garage. $2200/mo. garage, club pool. $1200/mo. screened porch.. $1150/mo..
, Sawmill Lakes PV 4BR/3BA, home has Woodland Forest Kernan 3BR/2 BA home Acquilus JB 2BR/2BA, oceanfront penthouse "
covered lanai, lake views, private corner lot, 2 w/large fenced backyard, tiled screened porch, condo, pristine condition, gourmet kitchen,
car garage. $2150/mo. 2 car garage. $1300/mo. garage. $2700/mo.
Selva Tierra-AB 3BR/2.5BA, home has huge Riverbrook at Olen Kernan Hodges F.rished Condo
private deck, 2 car garage, updated kitchen/ 4BR/2.5BA, spacious home w/new tile, carpet Fursnea d on
bthrms. $2000/mo. and laminate, freshly painted, fenced yard. The Pointe PV 3BR/2BA, 2nd floor w/great
38 17th Street AB (just reduced$) $1600/mo. lagoon views, fireplace, garage. $2100/mo.
3 story townhouse w/garage, wood floors, Unfurnished Condos Ocean Grande SPV 3BR/3BA, 2nd floor
balconies. $1795/mo. Grand Cay Villas PV luxury condo, garage, tile floors, elevators,
Sandy Oaks PV 3BR/2BA, home 2BR/2BA. Third floor w/cathedral ceilings, screened porch. $3200/mo.
w/wood deck, hardwood floors, 2 car garage, screened porch, amenities. $975/mo
cathedral ceilings. $1600/mo. P prch, RE/MAX Coastal Real Estate
S2033 Sand piper Pt. NB 3BR/2BA, home Palms at Marsh Landing J Screened/ 2M Property Mangement .
Shas screened lanai, deck, new carpet porch, tile floors, amenities. 2BR/2BA. 2nd 0 Po r Manee
has screened lanai, deck, new carpet & paint, (800)299-5616 (904)285-5640
2 car ogarage. o$1495/mo. floor, top/end unit, vaulted ceilings. $1025/mo. (800)299-5616 (904)285-5640 -
2 car garage..1495/mo. www.rentthebeaches.com
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June 22, 2007
2BR/2BA HOME, fenced yard, near
beach. CH&A, WDHU, $1000/mo.
COMM. POOL home, 3/2, fenced yard,
IMMACULATE 3BR/2BA home, corner lot;
top rated Chets's Creek Elementary; tile/
screen porch, W/D, approved pets accept-
able. $1500/mo., 813-0304.
ATLANTIC BEACH, Selva Lakes Town-
home, 4BR/2.5BA, new flooring through-
out home. Available 9/1/07 -possibly soon-
er. $1450/mo. Call 904-246-8745 or 904-
ATLANTIC BCH- 3BR/2.5BA, Townhome,
fenced back yard, fireplace, laundry rm,
screened porch. No pets, $900/mo. 1913
Main Street, 565-2763.
JAX BEACH, 3BR/1.5BA, Penman Rd.
1500sf. $1300/mo. (904)246-7120.
MAYPORT TOWNHOUSE, 2BR/2BA, loft,
brand new renovation, two available,
$875/mo., 534-4848, 982-0521.
JAX BEACH Holly Drive, 3BR/2BA, 2 car
garage, fenced yard, $1250/mo + deposit,
NEPTUNE BCH, Summer Sands, 2BR
2BA townhome. $1175/mo., avail.
July 1st. 655-5990.
ATLANTIC BEACH. 2BR/3BA, office,
sunroom, 2.5 blocks to beach, 6 blocks to
town center. (904)241-0493.
125 Bluefish Ave. 3/2 home, garage,
includes lawn service,
security deposit equal 1/2 month.
Broker/ Owner, 249-8766
3/2 townhouse, $995/mo.
2/2, 1 car gar., $1095/mo.
SAN PABLO CREEK
3/2, 2 car gar., $1250/mo. Avail. 7/20
2/2, 1car gar., washer/ dryer, $930/mo.
3/2, 2 car gar., $1295/mo. Avail. 9/1.
4/2, $1650/mo. Avail 9/1.
4/2, 2 car gar., $1495/mo.
3/2, 2 car gar., $1050/mo. Avail. 8/15
4/2, $1595/mo. Avail. 7/15.
4/2, 2 car gar., $1495/mo.
3/2, 1 car gar., $1150/mo. Avail. 7/15.
3/2, $1195/mo. Avail. 7/10.
3/2, $995/mo. Avail. 7/15.
3/2.5, 1 car gar., $1095/mo. Avail 7/15.
3/2, 2 car gar., $1195/mo.
3/2, 1643sf, $1250/mo.
3/2, 2000sf, $1275/mo.
HOME FINDER REALTY
241-5501 OR 221-1711.
EFFICIENCY OR room wanted in beach-
es area, $400-$600/mo., 372-9337.
2/2 CONDO PV Bch, gated w/ amenities.
Beautiful, 2BR/2BA condo in Jacksonville
Beach, no one above or below, $1250/mo.
PONTE VEDRA, GRAND CAY Villa Con-
do, 1 BR/1BA, extremely clean unit. 3rd
floor, very private w/large lanai. Fully fur-
nished (new interiors as of 20064. Washer
& dryer/Appliances included. Vaulted ceil-
ings. Storage closet. Access to all club-
house amenities. $1000/mo. For more in-
formation, please contact David at
PVB, 2BR/2BA, walk to beach, french
doors in every room open to outside, new
wood floors, vaulted ceilings, fireplace,
W/D, garage. $999/mo. 233-1346.
PONTE VEDRA, 2BR/2.5BA condo, FP,
new carpet, W/D, pool, etc. 1092 Sea-
hawk Dr. N. $900/mo. incl. water & sewer,
lyr lease. No pets, 221-6037.
BEAUTIFUL OCEAN views, one block to
beach, 4/4, private elevator, newly remod-
eled, short or long term, 343-7778.
THE PALMS AT MARSH LANDING.
3BR/2BA, Interior completely remodeled,
beautiful kitchen, 2 pools, hot tub, exer-
cise room, tile floor and carpeted bed-
rooms, gated community, ground floor,
screened lanai, all appliances stay includ-
ing washer and dryer in an indoor laundry
room, crown moulding, prefer no pets but,
will consider small dog. Avail. July 1. Mini-
mum 12 month lease. $1300/mo. Joy
JAX BCH 2BR/ 2BA, frplc., W/D, 3 blocks
to beach, $1075/mo. Call (904)742-6423.
PONTE VEDRA- Ocean Links 3/2 end
unit, second floor. No pets, non-smokers.
Pool, tennis, etc. $1150/mo. Call
568-7139 or 285-3270.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH/ OCEAN LINKS
3/2 w/garage, 1600sf, ground floor, end
unit, all amenities, one mile to beach,
$1350/mo. 273-8923. 1
GREAT DEALI Ponte Vedra/ Ocean
Grove, 2/2 w/ garage, $995/mo. Realty
Executives, Ponte Vedra (904)249-7676.
1/1 CONDO IN gated community of Belle-
za (all amenities). Very clean, 3rd floor on
lake. Nonsmoker and no pets preferred.
Available 8/1, $935/mo. Call 850-933-
SGCC LUXURY re-do, 2/2. Walk to
beach, golf, tennis, $2600/mo.
2BR/2BA, GROUND floor.- New floors,
counter-tops, washer & dryer. $1100/mo.
includes water, sewer, and all resort
amenities. Gated community, JTB/Hodg-
es. Security deposit and references re-
JAX BCH, 2/2, appl., W/D, will paint your
colors, hardwoods. 83 Jardin De Mer, first
floor, 1 car gar. $1100/mo. +dep. Pet OK
w/deposit. 655-8502 or 710-3524.
Brand New Condos East of A1A
1/1 from $1200.mo. 2/2 from $1400/mo.
3/2 from $1600/mo. All w/great amenities.
Call Gean at (904)241-7074.
BEAUTIFUL 2BR condo on lake at
Cranes Lake, Ponte Vedra. $1200/mo.
PALMS AT Marsh Landing- 2BR/2BA,
garage, marsh view, $1200/mo.
PVB BELLEZA 2/2, 2nd floor (top),, end
unit, vaulted ceilings, all amenities
$1100/mo.. Garage available. (904)629-
1 BR/ 1BTH PVB Condo, attached garage,
W/D, pool, workout facility, gated com-
munity. $995/mo (614)517-2741.
CONDO VILLAS. Marsh Landing, 3/2, pri-
vate tree top lanai, garage, $1200/mo.
OCEANFRONT FURNISHED 2/2, pool,
6 months +. 463-7343.
2BR/2BA, OCEAN LINKS, ground floor
unit, across from clubhouse. $1000/mo.
Bruce Maguire (904)669-3059.
VILLA'S AT ML, 3/2, garage, water/ marsh
views all rooms, screened lanai, peaceful
and private. $1250/mo. 534-5875,
PVB OCEAN Links- Unit #921. 3BR/2BA
w/garage. Ceramic tile in living/ dining/
kitchen areas. 2nd floor, end unit. Availa-
ble 7/1. $1350/mo. Ocean Breeze Mgmt
NEW CONDO, South Jax Beach, steps to
ocean. W/D, granite countertops, large
1BR w/office, ground floor. All amenities.
CHARMING, 3BR/2BA condo, steps to
ocean, 2nd floor, brand new. CH&A, W/D,
Garage, gym, pool, jacuzzi, security. Great
floor plan. Must See! $1800/mo. +dep.
Short/ long-term lease or lease option.
RIGHT ON THE OCEAN
Luxury, 2BR/2BA, pool, sauna, fitness,
NORTHSHORE CONDO. New, 3/2, 8th
floor, covered parking, clear oceanviews,
pool, $2100/mo., 1yr. lease. 333-5693.
OCEANFRONT CONDO, 2/2. 1301 1st St.
S., Jax Bch #502. No pets. lyr lease,
$1550/mo plus sec. dep. 334-2737.
St. John's County Schools
1/1 w/fp $825-$950
1/1 TH $950
2/2. w/fp $950 $1100
2/2 w/screened lanai $1195
Just blocks to the beach!
Heated Pool, 24-Hour
Fltne.s Center, Movie
Theater & More!
OCEANFRONT- FURNISHED & unfur-
nished homes & condos! From $700 per
week! All South Realty, 241-4141.
S. JAX Bch. 2BR, fully furnished, ocean-
front condo. Monthly/ Weekly. 241-0267.
* OCEANFRONT SUMMER Condo, Atlantic
Bch, 1/1.5, sleeps 4+, completely furnish-
ed, $1500/mo. (952)201-4557.
JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Oceanfront, fur-
nished/ unfurnished, spacious 1BR condo.
Sleeps four. (904)737-2829.
4BR/4BA, weekly, monthly, yearly. Call
ROOM FOR rent in 3BR/2BA house in
Ponte Vedra. Gated, pool, tennis courts,
all utilities, HBO, High Speed, internet.
Near Sawgrass and TPC. $595/mo.
FURNISHED ROOM, private bath, Nep-
tune Beach. No smoking/ pets. Privacy,
R* O M E.1ITF TO share 2 storv condo.
SEEKING GOOD home for girl kitten. Kit-
ten is house broken, has all shots and is
spayed; very playful and affectionate.
Please call 249-4367 or 899-9293.
FREE KITTENS to good home. Vet refer-
ence required. 221-6062
BLUE PIT BULL puppies, ADBA regis-
tered. Mom & Dad on premises. Serious
inquiries only, 955-1023.
CHIHUAHUAS- READY now, CKC, POP,
$250. Call 422-2703.
HOMELESS PETS for adoption- Cats &
IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
DIVORCE AMERICAN STYLE!
Uncontested divorce papers- Without Kids
(while you wait) With kids (a little longer)
95- $180. Since 1981/ By appt. only
CITY OF ATLANTIC BEACH
CODE ENFORCEMENT BOARD
A regular meeting of the City of Atlantic
Beach Code Enforcement Board will be
held on Tuesday, July 10, 2007, at
7:00 p.m. in the Commission Chamber at
City Hall, 800 Seminole Road, Atlantic
All persons interested are notified to be
present at said time and place and they
shall be heard. If a person decides to ap-
peal any decision at any meeting or hear-
ing, he will need a record of the proceed-
ings, and for such purpose may need to
ensure toiat a verbatim record of the pro-
ceedings is made, which record shall in-
clude the testimony and evidence upon
which appeal is to be based.
In accordance with the American with Dis-
abilities Act, persons needing a special
accommodation to participate in this pro-
ceeding should contact Donna Bussey,
City Clerk, at 247-5809 or at City Hall, 800
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
COUNTY OF BEAUFORT
IN THE FAMILY COURT
14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
CASE NO: 07-DR-07
CHARITY MARIE VERA, Plaintiff
WILLIAM PAUL SHARP, Defendant
TO THE DEFENDANT, WILLIAM PAUL
YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and
required to answer the Complaint in this
action, a copy of which is herewith served
upon you, and to serve a copy of your an-
swer to this complaint upon the under-
signed at his office, Weidner & Wegmann,
LLC, 6 Professional village Circle, Beau-
fort, South Carolina 29907, within (30)
days from the date of service hereof, ex-
clusive of the day of such service, and if
you fail to answer the Complaint within the
time aforesaid, the Plaintiff in this action
will apply to the Court for an Order grant-
ing the. relief demanded in the attached
2ER I .E:, large rooms, fenced yardW,., -ed-, W nnL
pe.1- asiiov.er 'Atlantic Beach, near base: Weidner& Wemann, LLC .
1/2 utilities and cable. $450/mo. +dep. /s/LarryW. Weidner II, Esquire
806-2516. 6 Professional Village Circle
Beaufort, South Carolina 29907
3BR/2BA TOWNHOUSE, marsh view in (843)521-0004 (phone)
Mayport Landing. $400/mo. includes utilit- (843)521-9390 (fax)
ROOMMATE WANTED beachhouse,
2 bedrooms and private bath available.
special circumstances apply. Rent nego-
FEMALE SEEKING roommate to share
2/2 PVB condo. $525/mo. includes utilit-
ies. 273-9997. -
ROOMMATE, PONTE Vedra Beach Con-
do. Beautiful, 3BR/2.5BA, East of A1A.
$600/mo. includes utilities. 434-9915,.
ATLANTIC BEACH-, roommate to share
large house, $335/mo, includes utilities,
unfurnished room; (904)349-7379.
PRIVATE ROOM & Bath, 1 block to
Ocean. $550/mo. +1/2 utilities. $550/de-
posit. Call (904)860-9240.
MAYPORT, off Assisi, furnished, $120/wk,
deposit, references. 270-8945..
ROOM FOR rent Atlantic Bch on water.
$450/mo. until. incl. W/D, Direct TV, peace-
ful neighborhood. Call 537-4867.
CHRISTIAN HOME has furnished room to
rent $125/wk, $125 dep. 707-7370.
ROOM FOR RENT, $380/mo. Responsi-
ble, Non smoker. 247-2818.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 800sqft., $1200/mo.
Terry McCue Real Estate, Inc., 249-7211.
PONTE VEDRA, 3 brand new office
suites, $750- $850 each, 859-1299.
BL 6/8, 15, 22, 29
SUMMER MATH PROGRAM. Strengthen
math skills. Tutor, through Algebra I.
Lyn Broderick 247-8609.
- - - -- - - - -
OFFICE, WAREHOUSE, shop space for.
lease, free rent, 514-1090.
COMMERCIAL LOT, 50'x125', zoned
industrial. 8th Ave. South, Jax Bch.
RETAIL STORE front ahd restaurant for
lease, Mayport, 514-1090.
FREE KITTENS to good homes.
3 females, 4 males, 9 weeks. 241-4344.
FREE FOR adoption 4 y/o male Maltese
(neutered) and 5 y/o female Yorkie
(spayde) 285-1231 Ive message.
PET SITTING, in your home. Dog walking.
Responsible, mature. Call Kitty, 874-6062.
FREE CATS and Kittens to approved
homes. Call 242-0224.
FREE PUPPIES, 3 males, 2 females, mix
We are currently accepting applications for energetic, customer
service oriented team members for the following positions:
Fine Dining Server
Dining Room Captain
Retail Associate/I Lobby Greeter
Great opportunity to work in an oceanfront resort with
terrific earning potential. We offer an excellent benefits package
including medical/dental, life insurance, sick and vacation days,
and discounts at our retail outlets, golf course and spa.
Apply in person to:
607 Ponte Vedra Boulevard, Ponte Vedra Beach
For additional information call 280-6076
See current openings at: Profiles.hospitalityonline.com/211464
Drug Free Workplace EOE
0 _At Ponte Vedra Beach
WORSHIP PIANO Teacher needed in
home, three hours weekly. $50-$100 an
hour depending on experience. To teach
3 children ages 14, 11 & 8. A Christian
home schooling family in the beaches
area is looking for a passionate teacher of
worship music who loves children. This
position will require proficiency in both
worship and also general technique. You
must be a Non-smoker without pet aller-
gies and able to provide own transporta-
tion to and from work. E-mail your resume
KENNEL ASSISTANT needed for busy
veterinary clinic, competitive wages. Previ-
ous kennel experience preferred. Excel-
lent benefits. Apply in person: Beaches
Animal Clinic, 937 Beach Blvd., Jax
SMALL BUSY PVB interior design firm
seeking energetic individual p/t to assist in
a variety of office tasks. Computer knowl-
edge and some office experience helpful,
hours somewhat flexible. Fax resume to
280-0030 or call 285-8117.
NEEDED SALES person, 11am-5:30pm,
Tuesday and Thursdays, some Satur-
days. No experience necessary. Contact
Kali at The Shoe Box, 999 Atlantic Blvd.,
Atlantic Beach or call 246-6556.
Maintenance Engineer Diningroom Attendant
Dish Room Supervisor Concierge
Mini Bar Supervisor. Banquet Set-up
Room Service Supervisor Line Cook
Banquet Server Section Housekepper
I J oin it e ta m th at m- .akes ca ing forpeop le
BEACH OFFICE looking for detail orient-
ed. customer friendly, administrative per-
son. Salary and benefits commensurate
with experience. Excellent long-term op-
portunities. Fax resume to: 241-5557.
MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST NEEDED
IMMEDIATELY. Prior medical office exp.
a plus, but not required. Must be multi-
tasker, detail oriented with pleasant per-
sonality. Flexible hours optional. Fax re-
AMERICAN HOME Companions seeks
compassionate caregivers for the elderly.
Must drive and be able to work weekends.
BEACH TIRE store has opening for Front
End & Brake Tech, 5 days/ week. Call
'FULL-Time, 3pm-11pm in our Assisted
Living facility at a Premier Retirement
Community. Excellent benefit package,
competitive wages, good working environ-
ment. Applications available at Fleet Land-
ing Security Gate, One Fleet Landing
Blvd., Atlantic Beach, FL; Fax to (904)246-
9447; email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
EOE/ Drug-Free Workplace.
TAXI DRIVERS Wanted. Clean driving-re-
cord required. Call April, 246-9999.
NOW HIRING Fine Dining Wait Staff in
PVB/ Intracoastal. The Bridge 377 S. Ro-
scoe Blvd. 285-1154.
-....___________......LIQUOR STORE Clerk, Bartender, Door
TEMP HELP needed for data entry, Must Person, Must be able to work days,
be accurate and fast fypist. Apply at 640. nights, weekends, and holidays. Must
N. 3rd St. pass drug test and background check.
,0 ,Ir-rF' A^OOIR^TAMT ...... m , ,;, i.i Call Robert @ 465-0149.
OFFICE ASSSlo 1A1, computer s Kis a
must. Help-U-Sell Coastal Realty,
Needed for Home Health and Hospice'
Shifts: starting at $19/hr. Apply with North
Florida Health Services, at www.NFHSon-
line.com or call us at-(904)241-1656.
CLUBHOUSE COORDINATOR/ ADMIN-
ISTRATORfor beaches condominium,
Part-time, every other weekend required.
Computer literate, detail oriented, people.
person with good communication skills.
Condominium or apartment association
background preferred. Please fax resume
to .904-998-5366 or email to
BEACHES MONTESSORI School seeks
Associate Teacher for 07-08. Must be en-
ergetic, positive, and enjoy children Good
hourly wage. AA required. Send resume
to: email@example.com or Call
PART-TIME CLEANER for busy Real Es-
tate Company in Ponte Vedra. Clean
homes and condos. Must have good li-
cense & transportation. Good pay- Flexi-
ble hours. Apply in person: Suncastle
Properties, 830 A1A N. Suite,4, Tourna-
ment Plaza, Ponte Vedra. 285-5585.
Part-time Ponte Vedra AR clerk position.
Must have AR experience to include col-
lections. Requires fast learner and well or-
ganized. Email resume to:
WATER/ WASTEWATER OPERATOR
City of Atlantic Beach. PT- work hours
vary (substitute on as needed basis. Mini-
mum starting pay $16.75/hr. Florida Class
"C" Wastewater Operator License re-
quired. Additional Wastewater or Water li-
censes qualify for additional pay. Requires
a valid driver license with a satisfactory
driving record. Applications accepted until
07/05/07 at 800 Seminole Rd., Atlantic
Beach, FL 32233 or visit www.coab.us or
call (904)247-5820. No smokers/ tobacco
users. Drug testing conducted. EOE
WALDORF INSPIRED mixed aged kinder-
garten has the following positions availa-
ble: Teacher's Assistant, Office Manager/
Administrator. Please fax (904)249-7595
or email your resume and cover letter to
firstname.lastname@example.org For more
Information pi,-ase %.:i,
MEDICAL INSURANCE Position: Insur-
ance & coding experience required. Fax
resume to (904)-285-3931.
HIRING DELIVERY Driver and. all other
positions. P/T & F/T, Apply in person at
Melissa's Pizza, 725 Atlantic Blvd., Atlan-
tic Beach or fax 241-7775.
w/val ri Florida Driver's License. Experi-
ence helpful but will train. Good salary &
benefits. Apply: Surfside Pools, 313
Beach Blvd., 246-2666, or fax resume:
249-8801, e-mail: surfsidepools @aol.com
Full-Time, dayshift, at a premier retirement
community. Must have ability to stand long
periods of time. Flexible schedule. Excel-
lent benefits and great work environment.
Applications available at Fleet Landing
Security Gate, One Fleet Landing Blvd.,
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233; Fax to 904-246-
9447; email to email@example.com.
EOE/ Drug-free Workplace.
TEACHER ASSISTANTS, full time, 40hrs
& exp. a plus. Christian preschool.
CDA WORKERS & .Assistant Teacher
needed. Director also needed. Top pay.
CUSTOMER CARE Consultant. Duties
and Responsibilities: Performs intermedi-
ate clerical work involving new customer
accounts, service, billing, collection and
the preparation and/or maintenance of re-
lated records; does related work as re-
quired. Typing Skills min. 35 wpm. Drivers
License with personal transportation. Pass
background check. Send resumes to
CLEANING HELP needed for restaurants.
11:30pm-6am. Office Cleaners needed
7pmn-lam. Car and phone a must. Call
BURDENBEARER SERVICES needs reli-
able cleaning help. Residential/ Commer-
cial. Call 246-7200.
LEAD TEACHER- Child Development Re-
search Center, University of North Florida.
Minimum requirements: Associate Degree
in Child Development, high school diplo-
ma or equivalent, 45 Clock Hour Certifica-
tion required by the Department of Chil-
dren & Families and CDA is necessary..
Preferred requirements: Past experience
with a National Association for the Educa-
tion of Young Children accredited center,
BA or BS degree in education or related
field, Pediatric First Aid Certifications and
three years of recent teaching experience
with children infant throughK age five. An-
nual salary: $24,000 with benefits nego-
tiable. UNF is an Equal Opportunity/ Equal
Access/ Affirmative Action Institution. Mi-
norities, women, veterans and spouses of
veterans, ahd disabled persons are en-
couraged to apply. Please contact Jan
Goschke at 620-2374 for more informa-
** CLEANERS **
Fast growing Cleaning Co. ha. ing :ontinu-
ous growth; Bonuses, Incentives, Man-
agement opportunities. New home con-
struction, apt. move-out, window cleaning,
residential cleaning. Must have own trans-
portation. Serious inquiries only. (904)241-
5177 leave message.
i 31 ;t1!i" 1
EXPERIENCED COOK for child care cen-
BUSY ANIMAL hospital looking for experi-
enced full time technician and part time re-
ceptionist. Apply in person at Atlantic East
Pet Center, 519 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic
LPN/ MEDICAL ASSISTANT- immediate
opening for fast paced internal medicine
office. Must have 1 year experience work-
ing back office with physician. Fluent
Spanish a plus. Competitive salary & ben-
efits. Call 241-8300 or fax resume: 241-
GO GREENI Wanted: salespeople for nat-
ural pest control. Call 280-7563.
SILK PRESSER, Ponte Vedra area, guar-
anteed hours. 285-5644.
ARE YOU dependable? Have a current
driver's license and a good driving record?
Honest, hard working? If so, we are look-
ing for you to join our team at FiltaFry of
Jacksonville. We have 2 openings in our
Service Technician Team, driving to client
locations and servicing Cooking Fryers
with our exclusive, patented filtering sys-
tem. Earn over $9 per hour during training
with a potential of over $15 per hour com-
mission once training is completed. If in-
terested, email your resume to Tracy at:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to put
the word RESUME in the Subject area of
Growing company is adding sewing oper-
ators at Southside facility. Must have ex-
erience in commercial environment.
on- Fri., 7:30- 4pm. Great benefits. Ap-
ply in person at 10302 Deerwood Park
Blvd., Suite 200. Best wages for those that
can demonstrate skills.
BONOS BBQ in Neptune Beach is accept-
ing applications for experienced Prep
Cook & Cashiers. Apply in person
between 2-3pm daily.
EXPERIENCED CUSTOM Interior Trim
Carpenter and helpers needed. Position
available immediately. Beaches and Ponte
Vedra areas. Call Tim 509-9071.
DRIVERS- CDL-A: A+Pay! A+Hometime!
A+Benefits! Haul cars Training available
w/2 yrs. T/T exp. 800-889-8139.
Lawn service seeks individual to perform
dependable quality work. Excellent pay &
overtime available. Crew Leaders wanted.
Perschel Brothers Services, Inc. 246-
LICENSED REAL ESTATE AGENT
needed for in house sales/ listings,
525-2638. Help-U-Sell Coastal Realty.
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT needed
for growing firm in Ponte Vedra. Seeking
professional individual with experience
providing support to company President.
Must have exceptional organizational,
time management, communication and
computer skills. Please email resume to:
NikiT@MontoyaBrower.com or fax 904-
Needed for Home Health and Hospice
Shifts: starting at $19/hr. Apply with North
Florida Health Services, at www.NFHSon-
line.com or call us at (904)241-1656.
LINE COOKS Needed Please apply in
person@ Mothers Home Cooking, 1183
Beach Blvd Jax Beach.
THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE BEACH
employs individuals in a variety of posi-
tions. For a listing of current opportunities
please visit us in person 11 N. 3rd St.,
2nd floor, send an email to:
email@example.com, or visit our
Drug free work environment, EOE, VP.
CITY of Atlantic Beach. $10.90/hr.,
$436.00/wk., $22,672.00/yr. Responsible
for maintaining planted materials & land-
scapinjg within the City. Valid FL Driver's
Licehse'.-Must be able:to obtain.First Aid &
CPfRqert. within 6 mths. of hire. Applica-
tions accepted until 07/05/07, 800 Semi-
nole Rd., Atlantic Beach, FL 32233. For
more info call (904)247-5820 or visit
www.coab.us. No smokers/ tobacco
users. Drug testing conducted. EOE.
Sales position at the Beaches!
work in the Beaches community.
II 1 Growth potential and established accounts
WW" for an awgdw body owed
wspaper. CarKNd $muid have sales
Me"U to G.beach"ldeo
S or bring it to 1114 oh Blvd.,
Jacksonville Bech FL 32250
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Regular Full/Part Time Careers
Dining Room Attendants
Human Resources Asst.
Desk Attendant (PM)
Front Desk Agent
Fine Dining Servers
For immediate consideration apply in person to
Human Resources between 9am- 4pm
200 Ponte Vedra Blvd. Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. 32082
Phone: (904) 273-7729 Fax: (904) 273-7753
See our website below for more jobs:
We offer competitive wages, excellent benefits,
opportunities for advancement and
a caring management staff. '*
Please apply In person Tuesday- Friday. 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. or by appt.
1000 PGA TOUR Boulevard; Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
Job Hotline: (904) 280-7070
I e L o 0or a d tS ee i g Y uS o oS
uiaSSni I- t
uJ ne 22 2007
The Beaches Leader/Ponte Vedra Leader
ADJUNCT NURSING Faculty for Fall '07
Jacksonville University. Responsibilities
include med. surg. nursing clinical instruct.
Min. required: MSN & eligible to practice
in FL. Nursing ed. exp & med. surg. nus-
ing preferred. Apps. accepted until posi-
tions tilled. JU offers CCNE-accredited
BSN, MSN & online RN-BSN. JU supports
diversity. EOE. See JU's websites for
more information: www.ju.edu/administra-
tion/humanResources.asp Send JU facul-
ty application, letter of interest, unofficial
transcripts, CV and three letters of recom-
mendation to: Cheryl Bergman, MSN,
ARNP School of Nursing-Jacksonville Uni-
versity 2800 University Blvd. N., Jackson-
ville FL 32211
BOOKKEEPER/ OFFICE Manager. Must
have previous experience, small beaches
print shop. Fax resume to 241-7349.
HELPER FOR vinyl floor covering. Drivers
license required. Call 403-5115.
SMALL, GROWING Jax Beach commer-
cial insurance agency needs experienced
CSR. Great compensation package and
work environment. Fax resume to:
F/T ACCOUNT Executive for local com-
munity news paper, outside sales position
covering St. Johns and Duval Counties.
Strong sales skills a must, salary +bene-
fits. EOE. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or fax: 904-285-7232.
FAMILY PARTNERS- Beaches- Seeking
Infant & Toddler Caregivers, Preschool
Teachers and VPK Teachers. Full and
Part-time positions available. Experience
preferred. Will train enthusiastic individu-
als with lots of common sense and a gen-
uine love for children. Call 246-0882 or fax
resume 262-2562, attn: Sherry.
FRONT DESK- physician office. Experi-
ence required for fast paced internal
medicine office. Answer phones, schedule
appointments, collections etc. Immediate
opening, competitive salary & benefits.
Call 241-8300, or fax resume: 241-0831.
Full-time in our Assisted Living facility at a
premier retirement community. Strong ver-
bal and written communication skills, abili-
ty handling multiple tasks simultaneously,
and computer knowledge are necessary.
Position will require daily interaction with
residents. Excellent working environment,
management team and benefits. Applica-
tions available at Fleet Landing Security
Gate, One Fleet Landing Blvd., Atlantic
Beach, FL 32233; Fax to (904)246-9447;
Email to: email@example.com Website:
fleetlanding.com EOE/ Drug-Free Work-
RECEPTIONIST NEEDED for growing
Ponte Vedra firm. Seeking a professional,
dependable and articulate individual to an-
swer phones, greet visitors and perform
various administrative functions. Position
requires strong computer and clerical
knowledge with ability to multi-task. M-F,
7:45am-4:45pm. Email resume to:
NikiT@MontoyaBrower.com or Fax: 904-
COASTAL LIFESTYLE REALTY, LLC.
Now hiring Sales and Referral Associates.
Customized compensation schedules,
greater flexibility and an opportunity to
keep more of your hard earned $$. Call
241-7272 for confidential appointment. RE
Taxi Drivers needed to work Beach and
Intercoastal areas, at least 23 yrs. old,
good driving record: Call 249-0360.
F.T. LAWN Maintenance position. Must, be
dependable and have valid drivers li-
cense. Call (904)535-5952.
BEACHES CAR Wash- full time help
needed, Wages negotiable+ tips. Benefits
Avail. Apply in person, 1401 Beach Blvd.
LANDSCAPE AND Maintenance Profes-
sionals needed. Must have experience in
grounds maintenance. Clean driving
record a must! Full time, pay based on
experience. (904)465-3590 or
-2m, ; '310
FULL-TIME BABYSITTER, any shift, sin-
gle, non-smoker, experienced. Call Emer-
ald 737-1690 ext 184.
LOVING IN-HOME Child Care PVB. Ages
6-weeks and up. HRS licensed. 8 years
experience. Tammy 373-0404.
SUMMER ENRICHMENT Openings, chil-
dren ages 1,2 & 3. Lots of fun-filled days
w/ activities, www.beachesacademy.com
ph: 246-3885, 1725 Penman Rd.,
Jax Bch, FL 32250.
NANNY WANTED: Mom works from
home; needs Nanny to supervise 2 tod-
dlers. Flexible hours, part time, can lead to
full time. Call 543-1593.
ACTIVE NANNY honest, dependable,
transportation & references. $10-$12/hr.,
any area. CPR,& First Aid. P/T or F/T.
CHILD CARE AND TUTORING. Kinder-
garten teacher on summer break. I am
available for tutoring and child care in the
beaches area. I have 10 years experience
teaching children grades K-6, References
available.. $10 per:hour. Atlantic' Beach
CHAISE LOUNGE- peach, down filled
6 PIECE Bedroom Set includes queen
mattress & box, new still in boxes. $499.
Can deliver. 858-9350.
MAGIC CHEF/ Maytag washer, 4yrs old,
like new, $125. 221-7740.
BEAUTIFUL SCANDINAVIAN contempo-
rary king platform bedroom suite. Butter-
scotch maple in color. Bed w/attached
glass top nightstands and hidden book-
case, glasstop dresser, chest of drawers,
and mirror. Paid $4000, sacrifice for
$1200. Must see! (904)246-2508.
FINE DINING room set, maple china cabi-
net, anqitue drop leaf table, 4 matching
chairs, $400, 568-5973.
Natural Surf surfboard, 7'9" $125; .6' vin-
tage Mark Richards Twin-Fin surfboard,
APPLIANCES: RANGE, Frigidaire, white,
glass-top, self-cleaning, exc. cond. $250.
Kenmore Washer, heavy duty, super ca-
pacity, exc. cond. $175. Kenmore Elite
Dryer, electronic sensor dry, like new
$200. Can deliver & guarantee. 874-1747.
WHITE TRUNDLE bed, custom made Pot-
tery Barn style, $900, 280-2764.
2 ALMOND stoves, 1 self cleansing, $100,
$75; white over stove microwave, $75,
BICYCLE (2), girls, 20", blue or purple $75
each OBO, 246-4104.
GOLF CART- Electric Club Car. Has
charger, lights, hom & vinyl cover. $2500.
Call: (904)322-7238 or (912)614-1461.
Driver: Jacksonville Terminal
* GUARANTEED *
Avg. $683 $907/week
NO TOUCH FREIGHT
CDL-A req'd 877-428-5627
BED- FULL-SIZE cherry sleigh bed,
w/mattress & box spring. Must sell. $395.
Can deliver (904)858-9350.
BED- BEAUTIFUL Temp-pedic Memory
Foam mattress & boxspring, new in
plastic w/warranty. $379. Must sell.
BED- BRAND name queen set,
new, w/warranty $129. Can deliver.
FUTON BUNK bed, black, steel frame,
w/new mattresses, exc. cond. $275. Can
BED- KING mattress set, $289. Can de-
LLOYD/ FLANDERS green wicker- sofa
coffee & end table, chair, rocker,
$900 for all, 280-2764.
50 GAL. saltwater tank, full set up with.
deluxe cabinet stand with hood, light,
chemicals, water testing kit, salt, coral de-
cor, filter, 2 heaters, pump, protein skim-
mer, books, fish net, algae scraper, 2 con-
tainers for water changes $1600 invested,
sell for $400. Call Lisa 270-2123.
QUEENSIZE, CLEAN, Quality,
Mattress/Boxspring/Frame $140. Q Can
BLONDE OAK EXEC DESK. 30"x60"
w/38"x16.5" L attached extention. $175.,
A GOOD selection of bass tournament
fishing rods, reasonably priced. Call Allen
after 7pm. 521-6609.
FABULOUS FURNISHINGS: desks, primi-
tive cupboard, hand crafted doll house,
rugs, etc. Call for appointment. TPC, 806-
BLUE WILLOW China, 74 pc set $695.
For pix/ info email
WE BUY Scrap Gold for Cash! Estate and
old jewelry, Rolexes. 241-1889.
146O-1933 O A tmlanic livd.
SATURDAY, 7AM-NOON. 1615 Williams
St. (Corner 16th Ave. S. and Williams by
CLOSING EBAY STORE- new clothing
most with tags (mostly high-end), BEAU-
TIFUL FRENCH COUNTRY DINING TA-
BLE W/6 CHAIRS (6 mo. old), odd chairs
& tables, no junk. 1546 Tanglewood Rd.
Sat., 6/23 8am-2pm NO EARLY BIRDS!!!
MULTIPLE FAMILY Moving Sale, Sat.,
8am-1pm, 134 36th Ave. So.
MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE Sale, Saturday,
8-2pm, 1216 10th St. N.
SATURDAY, 8AM-1PM, 404 9th Ave. S.
(behind George's Music). Clothes, Decor,
YARD SALE, Sat., 7:30am-3pm; 1517
Bentin Drive North.
MOVING SALE,. Saturday, 9am-3pm.
1906 Ocean Drive.
YARD SALE Saturday June 30th, 9am-
2pm, 2115 12th Ave. N., Lighthouse
Christian Fellowship. Help support our
BIG SALE! Lots of craft supplies, holiday
decor, misc. things; antique bed frame,
other furniture. Sat., 9am-till, 449 Margaret
CRAFTERS WANTED for Fall Arts and
Craft Show. October 20, 2007 at Christ
United Methodist Church. 400 Penman
Rd. Neptune Beach. For more info please
HOUSEHOLD GALORE! SAT., 8am-
12noon. Old dresser, dining sets, dishes,
stemware, pictures, lamps, chainsaw; tons
more. 576 Valley Forge Rd. No.
MULTI-FAMILY SALE. Lots of GREAT
stuff!! 1300 Kings Road, Saturday,
YARD SALE, Mayport Village (A1A to Riv-
er Ferry) Sat., 8am-2pm; kayak, futonri
frame, clothes, dolls, toys, books, & much
SATURDAY, 8AM-1PM, 2100 Hidden
Cove Circle West.
YARD SALE, Fri. & Sat., 7-?. Lots of good
stuff. 748 Cavalla Rd.
SATURDAY, 9AM-2PM, 1159 Makua Ave.
South. Household goods, collectibles,
clothing, some furniture.
NOT YOUR average yard sale. Something
for every one. Saturday, 8am. 289 Pine
MULTI-FAMILY SALE, Saturday, 7am,
43 & 50 Jackson Ave. Antiques & more.
MOVING SALE- 9am-2pm, Fri., Sat.
Crafts, clothes, furniture, tools, nuts &
bolts; quite a few fishing items, 7 Tarpon
MOVING SALE- 13834 Four Winds Court
(off of San Pablo), Fri., 10am-2pm; Sat.
9am-2pm. Everything is for sale, i.e., furni-
ture, fish tanks, pool table and AC units,
refrigerator, camping equipment, etc.,
Moving Sale! Everything Must Gol Fri. &
Sat. 8am-lpm. No early birds please. 429
Cockatiel Dr. off San Pablo, north of Atlan-
2005 HD Softail Deluxe, mint condition
475 miles, pearl blue & white, chrome L
extras galore. $19,000 OBO. 821-0430.
2003 VESPA 150 Scooter, good condition.
$800 OBO. Call 242-0727.
24FT TOYOTA Travel Master Savannah
Series, many extras, great on gas.
1982 CHEVY Truck, V-8, AT w/ diamond
plate toolbox. $1000 cash. (904)631-4952.
1991 CHEV. S-10; 5 speed standard, ail,
new tires. Good mechanical shape, on,.
owner, $900 firm, 982-1460, 246-7474.
1997 DODGE Ram 1500, 4x4, excellent
condition. For more details call 887-3384.
1996 CHEVY S10 ext. cab, exc condition
only 94k miles, auto transmission, A/C,
bed liner, split rear window, new tires.
$4600 OBO 887-9030.
1999 8 cylinder Ford work van. Run,.
good, cold air, ladder rack, very depend
ble. $3500 OBO. 463-1109.
2001 JEEP Wrangler SE, 4-cylinder.
5 speed, 2 tops 76,000 miles, $820(
GMC SAVANNAH 8- passenger van,
2003, AT, PW, PD, DVD & video. Exc
cond. Great family van. Asking $15,500
Call Mike 992-4065.
1998 PONTIAC Grand Am, red, good con-
dition, $2500, 242-0042
2000 MERCURY Grand Marque GS
excellent condition, 25,000 miles, $6500
1979 MERCEDES Benz 450SL, 2 tops,
maintenance records. Black w/red interior,
good condition. Asking $7500 OBO.
FRI., SAT. Sun., .$am-noon; antiques,
household items, 14550 Island Drive, Jax HONDA ACCORD EX '05, dark green
Beach. w/tarn leather, $15,900, 242-0920.
BROWN SALE: furniture, household
items, 634 4th Ave. So., Jax Beach
32250, Thurs. 9am, Sat., 9am.
2004 HYDRA-SPORT Baybolt 2000 Ser-
ies, 20ft. 150hp Yamaha 4 stroke engine,
only 20 hrs., under warranty until 2008 T-
top, & more. (904)226-0154.
2003 23FT. BRYANT DECKBOAT VP-
dualprop 320hp, color GPS map/ fishfind-
er, trailer, NADA low retail. $35,000 OBO.
14FT FISHING boat/ trailer, 25hp, trolling
motor, $1200, 246-2451.
BOAT STORAGE in PV. Visit
2004 SEADOO GTI, .like new, Karavan
trailer., $3900. 223-0709.
1987 CHAPARREL 19' boat ,w/ trailer,
245hp V-8, $2600 OBO. 463-1109
2000 CELEBRITY 18' Bowrider.
Mercruiser, In/out, 200hp. Great for wa-
tersports or cruising. Exc. cond., garage
kept, 250 hours, custom trailer. $12K
*W 0KI aI w x x x x m m
scheuledbe-re 630/0.wih ths.a
'01 HONDA ACCORD EX, 2 door. Just
lovely inside & out. Leather, sunroof, spoil-
er and all the extras. Adult owned. Asking
$8600 OBO. Must sell ASAP. Please call
2000 MERCEDES C230 compressor,
garage kept, very clean, sunroof, leath-
er, great gas mileage, must sell, asking
$13,300 OBO. 240-9808.
'94 CADILLAC EL Dorado, 8 cyl., power-
all. Runs good, 10OK'miles, $2500 OBO,
1995 NISSAN Pathfinder, runs great, A/C,
PW, 4WD. $2500 OBO. 686-5102.
2002 CHRYSLER Sebring convertible,
good condition, white, $9000 OBO.
241-7479 or 860-6381.
2002 FORD Escape XLT, $11,500 OBO,
44,700 miles, like new, leather, sunroof,
towing package, A/T, A/C, power every-
DODGE DURANGO SLT '04, rear air,
third seat, running boards, roof rack,
cruise, tilt, am/fm disc stereo, power locks,
steering, windows; 33K miles; excellent
condition; V-8 5.7 hemi magnum engine;
dark gray w/light gray interior. $17,500,
221-8458. Will consider exchanging for a
car of equal value or boat, ATV, guns etc.
2005 NISSAN 350Z, 6 speed manual
22,700 miles, meticulously maintained
new condition. (904)629-7541.
BEACHES HOME SERVICES. Painting
free estimates, work guaranteed, licensed
SEWING MACHINE Repairs. Complete
tune-up. All makes, all models, $49.50.
AIR \6 0 1Ag
WOOD Fence Installation. 35yrs Experi-
ence. Mick Outdoor Enterprises.
Dependable Quality Service. Reasonable
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PROFESSIONAL TILE INSTALLATIONS
Serving the local area since 1996, Li-
censed/ Insured Call for FREE estimate
ABOVE & Beyond Housekeeping. De-
pendable, detailed cleaning. Licensed, In-
sured, bonded, references. Immediate
openings. 591-5901, 514-1188.
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A NATIVE SUN LANDSCAPE
Total Lawn Maintenance. Clean-ups, Sod-
ding, Mulching, Re-planting. Free esti-
KEN'S LAWN CARE. Cut, edge, weed-
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home repairs,painting & dump runs. We
respond. 904-6.31-2741 or 904-687- 4419.
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TAN LEATHER sofa/ loveseat set, $250
OBO; large oak entertainment center,
$300 OBO; home gym w/weight rack,
$150 OBO. All in good condition. Reggie,
SHUTTERS MADE to Order, wooden
w/cut-outs of your choice. Palm trees,
pineapples, etc. $100 a pair. 859-7279.
FUSEBALL TABLE, $100 or OBO. Call
WHIRLPOOL SIDE by side refrigerator,
white, ice & water in front door $200 080.
BOWFLEX XLT $300, Lat station, leg
press, adjustable bench, 300LBS of
weight. Call 655-2745.
TWO CEMETARY plots. Beaches Memo-
rial Park, Atlantic Bch. $1200. 891-8133.
PLEASE CALL Lynne's Cleaning Service
for your cleaning needs. Honest, depend-
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Crossword puzzle answers are located in the Classified section
1 Gender: abbr.
5 Numerical prefix
16 Like Sabin's vaccine
17 100 centimes
21 Royal Theatre location
24 Aleppo's nation
25 Most sordid
26 Like a poorer excuse
27 Say with conviction
28 89 Down: abbr.
29 Elephant of fiction
30 Daughter of a miner,
31 Girls' names
34 Golden calf
36 Half an error?
43 Place for a mobile
44 Words of disgust
45 Tours season
46 First _
48 Make _with; wow
49 Coronation Chair's
54 Sot's affliction,
56 Greek island
.57 Mideast rulers
58 Calendario periods
60 Golf shop purchases
61 Music style
65 Snow peas
66 Verdant area
69 Prestigious institution
73 Pooh's creator
75 Full of: suf.
77 "Macbeth," e.g.
78 Regal residence
84 Use hair rollers
85 Back talk
86 Pita sandwich
89 Not fulfilled
100 Tourist's arrival spot
102 Christian symbols
103 Nice pronoun
104 Inscribed pillar
106 Chapeau's place
107 Writers' drafts: abbr.
108 Lyric poems
109 Island goose
1 Hart, for one
2 "Laugh-In" regular
4 Like the stickiest palms
7 Pungent-tasting -
8 Common connector
9 Pack rat
10 Love deity
11 Quill's successor
13 Traditional teachings
14 Naturalist John
15 Bit of numerical data
18 Pifia __
19 Mexican lunch item
23 Mogul governor
27 Jai _
29 French composer
32 to; should
33 Soda pops
35 Betty or Snow
36 Illegal payoff
40 Borough near
42 One bite
43 Geometric shapes
47 Magazine title
49 Wined and dined
51 Boiling mad
52 Definite refusal
53 Long and slender
58 Great pain
59 Span's partner
65 Tower site
66 Pastel color
67 Make into law
.68 4th-century martyr
71 Not _; unexceptional
78 Extorted money from
80 Mythological spirit
81 Garson and others
82 Cities in Illinois
89 Europe/Asia boundary
90 Bathroom item
91 Place to shop
92 Lotion ingredient
95 Eur. nation
96 _, Alaska
97 Sign of pleasure
98 Ending for Paul or
100 Edge of a garment
101 Member of a Sioux
by WALTER BRANCH
1. What product made ring-around-the-collar.
a TV commercial staple?
2. What was Lucy's last name on "The Lucy
3. During the 1950s, who was called "The
Sepia Sinatra" and "The Great Mr. B?"
4. What TV game show host had a 1959
megahit with T. Texas Tyler's epic monologue,
"Deck of Cards?"
5. What Italian-born-actress won a 1962 Tony
for her performance as Lili in "Carnival?"
6. What pizza joint first opened its doors in
Kansas City in 1958?
7. What Welsh poet authored "Deaths and'
8. What Commonwealth country decided to
send troops to South Vietnam on April 29,-
9. What singing group started out as The
,10. What U.S. president raised the minimum
wage from $1.00 to $1.25?
Trivia Time Answers
1. Wisk laundry detergent; 2. Carmichael; 3.
Billy Eckstine; 4. Wink Martindale; 5. Anna
Maria. Alberghetti; 6. Pizza Hut; 7. Dylan
Thomas; 8. Australia; 9. The Temptations; 10.
(c) 2007 DBR Media, Inc.
1 Tour Horoscope
by CHARLES COOPER
ARfES (March 21 to April 19) You pick up
a financial hp this week quite by accident.
It's good advice too. If you apply this knowl-
edge correctly, you can profit from it.
TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You're chal-
lenged intellectually this week. However,
your thinking is sharp, so you deal with this
quite well. Later in the week, you'll be
champing at the bit for some night life.
GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You need to
be patient this week with someone in
authority. While you have some great ideas,
the early part of the week isn't good to
impart them. Later, this person will be much
CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Real estate
transactions., or any other buying and selling
ventures, are favored this week. Take full
advantage of this. However, remember that
honesty is the best policy if you're the seller.
LEO (July 23 to August 22) You have a yen
to express yourself creatively this week. Tap
into this, even though you may feel some-
what self-indulgent. Over the weekend,
going out is better than inviting people over.
VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Your
judgment is right on the mark this week.
Someone who's cajoling you isn't sincere.
You are right to distrust this person.
LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Love
relationships are favored this week. The two
of you reach a new, mutually satisfying
understanding. Later in the week, you may
find yourself scrambling to get work done.
SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21)
You're liable to be intolerant this week of
incompetent people. However, you have the
ability to lead by example. Patience will go a
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December
21) You're thinking twice about a commit-
ment you made financially. Perhaps it's best
to.seekbout th.e.adxvce from anexpert in this
area. It's never too late to change your mind.
CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19)
Your initiative and drive spur you to greater
heights this week at work. Bigwigs take
notice, but this takes place behind the
scenes. Over the weekend, social interests are
AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18)
Plans you make this week bode well for your
future. Whether business or personal, things
are going your way. Later in the week, you
experience some restlessness.
PISCES (February 19 to March 20) You and
a friend see eye to eye this week, which isn't
always the case. Enjoy this renewed cama-
raderie. Sometimes, you have a tendency to
be too much of a loner.
CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS: Shia LeBeouf,
June 11; Timothy Busfield, June 12; Richard
Thomas, June 13; Steffi Graf, June 14;
Courteney Cox-Arquette, June 15; Eddie
Levert, June 16: Venus Williams, June 17.
(c) 2007 DBR Media, Inc.
COMBINE THE LETTERS TO MAKE SIX WORDS.
EACH WORD CONTAINS AT LEAST THREE LETTERS.
Sudoku requires no arithmetic skills.
The object of the game is to fill all the
blank squares with the correct numbers.
Each row of 9 numbers must include all
digits 1 through 9 in any order.
Each column of 9 numbers must include
all digits 1 through 9 in any order.
Each 3 by 3 subsection of the 9 by 9
square must include all digits 1 through 9.
1 9 3 7
7 8 1 9
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3 5 2 1
5 2 3 6
Solution to Sudoku puzzle is in
June 22, 2007
The Beaches Leader/Ponte Vedra Leader